This work was created to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original series (TOS) of Star Trek the iconic TV series. The painting is also a personal reflection of how Celeste Yarnall, a guest star on the series, has emerged from her ovarian cancer ordeal into remission.
The composition is derived from classical ballet as noted in the pencil drawing. Dance offers a powerful metaphor for life and is a portal through which one can be elevated into spiritual solace and freedom.
The Star Trek uniform of the chief medical officer has been embellished with the insignia of red apple symbolizing the episode that Celeste is known for called 'The Apple' (1967