This painting has a sad story attached to it. I decided to make a painting of a figure study. The woman here might be trying to find some relief from the harsh light and space by enjoying a bath.
I had a show at a gallery in Columbus at the time and a woman bought this painting. I was told that she felt a compelling connection to figure in this work. About a year later, she passed away and her husband returned the painting to the gallery. I was told that they had a terrible relationship and she died of a broken heart.