"Portrait of Noga Ariel"
Oil and Egg Tempera on Board
24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.5cm)

I wanted to create a portrait that would honor and capture my good friend, musician Noga Ariel. I cherish my friend's sensitivity and imagination. She seems equally comfortable invoking the distant past or distant future, the macrocosm or the microcosm. She has the will of a soldier, but her strength stems from her compassionate, boundless heart. As she is a woman of many lands, and no land, I thought I would paint in the sea: the realm of emotion, and timelessness.