Description of Watching The Dance
In the Spring of 2018 I was fortunate to attend the Alvin Ailey benefit Gala in Kansas City. After a wonderful performance by the dancers we enjoyed a nice dinner followed by dancing. As I stepped off the dance floor, I noticed three men standing in the shadows, watching their wives on the dance floor. The power of the image of these three men immediately struck me. I surreptitiously took a few pictures of them, which I later digitized to increase the brooding feeling I got from watching them. Almost a year later, I worked up the courage to try and capture them on canvas.