I love it when I look at art and suddenly I've got that "Wow!" thing going on. This painting did that for me. Alma Woodsey Thomas was one of the many women Abstract/Expressionists overlooked by the critics and historians. She is also a woman of color. Not sure if that was in fact a double whammy, but I am guessing it probably was.
Orion is part of an exhibit of abstract/expressionist art by African American women assembled at Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, where it is on view until September 17th and then travels to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.