I had trouble painting through my pandemic anxiety in 2020. Sometime during the 2020-2021 winter I began noticing the sunlight on my windowsills. For the larger paintings I taped my paper to the floor and worked with long-handled brushes and Flashe (vinyl) paint. Sometimes the subject was the houseplants; sometimes the subject was the light. I also included 4 of my window paintings I made during the Lacawac Artists’ Residency in 2019 in this group. Those pieces are the seedlings of the idea that led to the “Light Year” paintings. We are still an unfathomable distance from normal, but at least I’m painting again.