Been taking an interest in Latin words and phrases. I started realizing how prevalent Latin is in our culture--legal terms, the root of common words and natural science terminology, and of course, on our money. And then there's the fun to be had by making up Latin-sounding phrases, like flatulus maximus, a condition related to lactose intolerance. I had an idea for this piece about light and dark and contrast. So I looked up some Latin phrases and found this one, lux ex tenebris, which means light from dark. This is 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas with the words at the top and the dove drawing being done in pen and ink and glued on as separate pieces of paper. Thanks to my artist niece Lindsay for the canvas! This will be in a juried competition show at the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley that opens July 13.