Oil on canvas, 2015
24″ x 48″
Circles and Chords by Britt Conley. Created for Jazz composer Gene D’Andrea. In 2015 I did a collaboration with Gene and several other wonderful jazz composers. Gene is also a pianist. I asked him to send me files of his works and after listening to his creations, I set out to make a painting that would encompass his amazing spatial ambiance and the wonderful musical data that he seems to ribbon throughout. After giving him an image of the painting, he set out to create a new original work for the new painting. He arrived the night of the opening to perform the pieces with the others. It was the first time I had heard any of the compositions and it was an incredible night. I was so enamored with his new composition!