The yellow flag on top of the little hill at R Park represents joy to me. The color is that of the sun.
On a beautiful day in July, walking up and around the hill, I photographed the flag as it danced in the wind. I had so much fun trying to capture the playfulness I felt being there that day. From images of the flag at rest, to images of it curling into fantastic shapes against the sky, I was mesmerized.
The painting I made for Open Studio 2016 is one that celebrates the choice between uplift and rest, like how being in R Park makes me feel.
-Lee Carlman Riddell