When I created this work, I'd recently seen the film Autumn Sonata, by filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (I've been a big fan of Bergman'swork for some time. The first two films of his I viewed were Persona and The Seventh Seal……..absolute masterpieces).
For this work, I was inspired not only by the content of the film and the mood it portrayed, but also by the color palette he used. When I woke the next morning after completing this piece, there was a beautiful sunrise. This combination of the film and the sunrise inspired this work and title.