This painting always reminds me of the last day of school or the last day of work, when the unknown beckons and a hopeful new world is becoming a reality. I wanted to get across the overwhelming rush of afternoon light as it floods the space and sends your eye far into the distance, where you can only see white.

I remember painting this in 2006 and I was having a blissful year, not really because of anything astounding, but because I felt peaceful and had no want for anything. The irony is that when I realized this kind of nirvana was taking place, I immediately wanted it to last forever.