Cherry Duet

Nov 2008
.75” wrapped canvas

Artist Statement

Here is another abstract painting based on my interpretation of classical music, this time a song from opera. The song is the Cherry Duet from Mascagni’s ‘L’amico Fritz’, and is a love song sung in Italian. The 2 blue, gyrating ribbons represent the woman singing, and the dark green and brown ribbons represent Fritz. The bright green line signifies the hope that they can work things out, and the iridescent gold ribbon represents love itself, which is precious like gold. The colors are fairly dark because the song feels dark or sad, and it has a lot of emotion, represented by the gyrations of the ribbons of color.