The name Zephyrine is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "west wind”.
I painted this self portrait when were just beginning our 2019 van trip, and still on the west side of the states. Camped out in the Mojave desert during a super bloom that had attracted thousands upon thousands of moths, we were eager for the nights or the moments of breeze. Cool refreshment in an arid place is what we were hungry for. I identify with the west wind, not only because I grew up on the west coast, but much of who I aim to be is a refreshment to those around me, especially those in a dry place.
"From the west I come, with a refreshment wrapped bouquet to gift to you as I follow where the Spirit leads, a whisper on the breeze."