This series developed during the dark days of winter when nights are sixteen hours long and Paris turns into a black and white scene: gray skies, black leafless trees, off-white buildings. Days would pass without seeing the sun. Color retreats indoors and Parisians follow. Used to a colder but sunnier winter in New York, and being seasonally affected, these conditions might have sent me into despondency, but I instead used the nuanced world of dim light and grays to create these works. They could have only been done in Paris, in winter, from my perch of a studio.