Inspired by my travels around India this particular painting is unusual in that it depicts sound. It was my first time in India and we'd had a very, very long journey, were bone tired and desperate for sleep. Shortly after my head hit the pillow the night drums started up. At any other time or place they would have driven me crazy but because I was enthralled and excited to be in this strange country, I let go of all resistance and allowed myself to connect with the beat. The drumming turned into a lullaby, rocking me to sleep.