Spinning Her Way Rio86
When I painted this piece it was only half way through the Women's Gymnastics All Around Competition, so I hesitated calling it "Spinning Her Way to Gold." In retrospect, it would have been just fine. Simone Biles (USA) begins her balance bar routine with a helicopter move. She squats on one foot and spins herself around with one arm and leg beautifully extended, atop a four inch beam. Such balance and grace in this tiny package. And yes, she did go on to win the Gold Medal as the world's greatest female gymnast.