This is a painting of my daughter under the lit colonnade in Christopher Columbus park on the waterfront in Boston, MA on the evening that the city-wide lockdown was lifted, several days after the Boston Marathon bombings in April 2013. My daughter, a city resident, was happy and relieved to be able to venture out again into a mild April evening. I loved the way the lights of the colonnade resembled a halo above her head. ( I was reminded of imagery of the Catholic Virgin Mary, with a celestial blue sky and golden stars forming her halo. ) Painted 2013.