I have very vivid dreams and sometimes paint the images I dream about. One night I dreamed that I was standing in front of a series of doors while at the same time holding a key. I could go wherever I wanted, through any door, and while I had the key in my hand I didn’t need to use it. This dream carried with it a strong feeling of joy, and when I woke up the next day I knew I had to paint it. The words in her hair say: “This child is free.”
I talk more about this particular painting, and the inspiration Psalm that goes with it, in my book, Painting the Psalms.