Rita Blitt expressed her enthusiasm captured in these works made quickly one after another with sponges, when she titled them "Exuberant Moments." The excitement of the spontaneous creative moment is apparent in the sprays of paint radiating from Blitt's curved lines.
Kate Hackman, Co-Director of the Charlotte Street Foundation, best described this gesture in Blitt's work in her Kansas City star review of the exhibition, "Passionate Gesture," in 2001. "Blitt's forms emerge only in the moment of their making, as her brush (or brushes – she often draws with both hands at once) discovers them in the process of moving paint across a surface. While the inspiration for her work comes from diverse sources – modern dance, classical music, Eastern philosophy – her pieces are abstract and fundamentally about the energy applied to and contained in a fluid, painterly gesture."
The works in this collection can be found at William Jewell College.