While Mary herself became “Muse of the Year” the most intense element to that partnership was in creating this painting. Why? Something about Mary’s poses suggested to me, of the mythical Eve (not as an ignorant adolescent) but as an experienced, mature woman.

What if she returned to Eden (or somewhere like it) with her grandchildren around her perhaps. And ponders on the choice she made then–and how different it might be now.

I look forward to the possibility soon of hanging this work in a regional art exhibit. Out in public for the first time!