——-Posted by GC Myers——-
Well, I’m not going to Nepal.
This painting is, however.
Titled The Dark Blue Above, it was chosen by the newly appointed US Ambassador to Nepal, Scott DeLisi, to adorn the his offices at the US Embassy in Kathmandu. The gallery that represents my work in Virginia was approached by Ambassador DeLisi’s office concerning this piece and, as a result, it will hang in Nepal for the next three years as part of the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program, which arranges American art for its diplomatic locations worldwide.
I feel honored to have a piece of mine chosen to be a representative piece of American art in another country and I’m particularly pleased that this painting was the choice to go to Nepal. If you had asked me to choose a painting of mine to send there, this would have jumped to mind. I can’t say this with any knowledge but I get the sense this piece will translate very well there. Perhaps it’s the rich, bright blue in that sky or the the feeling of atmosphere.
I don’t know. Just a feeling.