I remember the moment I spotted this slab of acrylic in leaned up against some trash in the Sewall basement at Rice. I had never painted on a clear surface before, but I became intrigued by the idea of the how the front and back sides might interact.  
The two sides of "Night Lights" depict two different memories: bartending on a chaotic pub night and a saying goodbye to friends over a meal in a parking lot. 
Though drastically different atmospheres, the memories are joined in my mind by a specific poignance created by the the lights -- the neon pub lights and the parking lot beams. 
The transparent acrylic glass joins both sides of the painting by the splatter of lights, replicating the linkage of the memories in my mind. 

"Night Lights" Front

"Night Lights" Back

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