It is always fun to know the story about a painting
I originally conceived of a painting of a ballerina that had fallen to
the ground and was looking up and reaching out for a hand to help her.
Looking at the completed painting, however, I don't know if she has
fallen and is looking for help or is simply caught mid dance in a moment
where she's on the floor and reaching for her partner to lift her into
the next movement of the dance. I think the second interpretation
resonates with me more now that I look back at the painting.