Painting by Sophia Ehrlich, April 2004
I remember Sophia saying Leila Ariel was a real belly dancer. I think Leila was the daughter of a friend, but I am not quite sure. I do remember Sophia saying she worked from a photograph and created this painting’s background to show the belly dancer in a Middle Eastern setting.
(I did not have the original painting so this scan is from a photocopy that had been folded.)