This artwork of Ruth Litoff hung just outside my office when I worked for a hedge fund on Park Avenue. I often admired it and spent hours contemplating each frame; the boy in the water jumping like a dancer, the young married couple, the mother with the child following. And it was from this location, with this picture overlooking me that I made some of the major decisions of my life which eventually lead me to France and my new life as an artist.
After watching the documentary "32 Pills" www.32pillsmovie.com, I was left feeling maybe Ruth gave me a bit of an impulse in my direction. That she was a presence as I was looking for my way. That I was meant to have this brief contact with her to help give me some confirmation in my decision.
And I would like to believe she is pulling for me now as I launch my new career. And as such, I would like to dedicate this pattern to her.
I attended her funeral and was made aware that she was from a Jewish family. The pattern is based on the Star of David. I was interested in this geometry and what patterns could be made with 3 dancers and the 2 triangles. I think this will be a standard element when creating for 3 in the future.
Thank you Ruth. May you be in a peaceful place and enjoying the beauty you brought into the world.