"Walking on Water - Banquo's Dream" was inspired by watching my second son C.J. play Banquo at Bucknell University's production of Macbeth. I began the painting soon after, and finished the work as Sandy blew over my new studio in Princeton area. Sandy caused a prolonged power outage, but Nihonga technique, fortunately, is pre-electricity, so I was determined to continue to work.
A heavey summons lies like lead on me,
And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers,
Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature
Gives way to in repose!
Banquo, in Macbeth