Janet Lewis' "Girl Help" inspired this painting. I imagine a young woman, sweeping a dusty room. Fresh strawberries fall and "In the warm, lofted air, Soft lips together pressed, Soft wispy hair, she stops to rest. .... The great white lilac bloom Scented with days to come." This is a suspended moment, a fraction of a second and they are totally present. And yet, as in most of my paintings, no moment is perfect.