I visited St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans last November, and took a photo of a crypt surrounded by a fence that was topped with these three different finials, all in a row. I thought it was unusual to have different decorative ornaments on the same fence, but New Orleans’ oldest cemetery is filled with rich history and symbolism, so I’m sure there is some meaning and purpose to my mystery finials. These three canvases are each 12″ x 4″ and are meant to hang together.
I don’t often paint for a specific show or theme, but this painting is an exception. It’s for “Life’s Inspiration”, opening May 8th at the Women’s Center at Frederick Memorial Hospital Crestwood Art Gallery. A portion of the sale will go to the Women’s Center Charitable Fund.
The title, “She’s Got Her Ticket and She’ll Fly, Fly, Fly…” is borrowed from a song by Tracy Chapman.