"Still Standing" 36 x 60 inches. Oil on canvas. My inspiration for this painting was originally schizophrenia, and how the affected person's perception changes to begin seeing things that no one else sees. Since this project began, the painting has come to represent something so much more personal to me. the relationship between Evolution and intelligence. (The Owl in the left eye represents wisdom). Most paradigms are either one or the other. Either way, life grows when the conditions are right. Newness happens in the presence of death. Nothing lasts forever. In sudden moments, here and there, you see the face of God.