Watching the evening news one night in 2015 this image popped into my minds eye. Animals in my paintings oen serve as metaphors. I have been feeling vulnerable and victimized by the ongoing politicahting and divisions in this countrye loss of the ability to have respectful debates, persistent accusations of racism, the violence, and expressions of hate is deeply disturbing and concerning. In my opinion people need to start paying attention and listen and learn. s ‘art’ has been lost by many leaders, politicians, and citizens.