Inspirations, Explorations, Experiences and "Adventures"
Summer Teacher Institute
"If it ain't lit, quit."
When provided with an opportunity to create meaningful art, I knew that I would paint the gold dome at the University of Notre Dame. I had recently attended my daughter's graduation and was still basking in the euphoria from the experience, so I knew that somehow in the course of the two weeks, I would paint this.
You see, my daughter's dream was to attend Notre Dame. We visited there years ago and even had our annual family Christmas card photo taken at a football game. Being an outstanding student, she applied to ND for college, but was devastated to find out that she had not been accepted. She went on to graduate at the top of her class from Virginia Tech. Not to be dissuaded, she decided to pursue a law degree and once again applied to Notre Dame. This time, not only was she accepted into the Law School, but also made the Law Review and graduated Summa Cam Laude. This painting is a gift to honor the dreams of my daughter.