I’m fascinated with dancers and ballerinas. Recently at OZ, we had a very successful dance performance by New Dialect. That made me think of Degas’ “The Little Dancer”, that I have seen in different museums including recently at the Norton Simon museum in Pasadena. Since it’s spring and I’m painting a lot of flowers, I wanted to combine flowers in the dress of the little ballerina. Thus this new work, Opus 271, which depicts my new concept of Degas’ little dancer with a flowery tutu on a white background. I hope you will like it.