The picture above you depicts two versions of the profoundly gifted folk singer/songwriter Meredith Axelrod. I drew "Blue Meredith" at what must've been two o'clock in the morning after a fitful night of sleep, as if it woke me up to roar itself into existence.
Trapped like a firefly in a jar, the original picture from which the illustration is based, illuminates my mind intermittently, and has done so in the five and a half years since I first saw it. Truly, it is one of my favorite photographs of all time, and keeps my drifting thoughts company at the most wonderfully inopportune times.
When I showed it to Meredith, she said, "You captured what I meant to convey by the photo."
I don't know what either is supposed to convey, but I captured it. Whatever it is. And that's something to be proud of.
Meredith Axelrod's evocative, stirring Americana folk music can be heard on Soundcloud.