Asking for a morir soñando in Brooklyn will get you a Dominican beverage made of milk, sugar, and orange juice. It’s a fascinating and poetic name for a drink, which translates as “to die dreaming”.
This painting was included in the solo show Backlight at Blank Space Gallery in 2013. It was the first of a continuing series of radiant canvases in yellow, orange and saffron. Long associated with eastern mysticism, I relate to these colors to a spiritual optimism that I would like to experience more.