A Certain Slant of Light- 2011
On my first trip to Italy in 1970, I was in Florence and knew nothing, except what I had studied so diligently beforehand. A stranger walked up to me and asked directions to the David and Dantes Home. I immediately knew exactly where it was and told him. I have no idea just how I knew this, but do know that this is exactly the way I have felt in Italy ever since. I arrive there and feel immediately surrounded by everything I love...art, architecture, history, the warmth of the people, food, wine and last but not least, the landscape and the colors. I have been many times- from Milan and Venice down to Naples and Herculaneum and Pompeii and never lost that sense of wonder and appreciation. I have shared many trips to Italy with my dear friend Daryl, which is why the entire show is dedicated to her. I will continue to read all I can, remember all I can and look forward to returning as often as I can.