I am thrilled to feature a new piece of art. My City Waterworks painting has been a journey in the making. This is acrylic and pastel on masonite. The City Waterworks is beveled glass from an old door from an actual waterworks facility. I asked Joe Rance to make a frame for me and he did, about three years ago, and about three years ago they cut down rows of trees on 1st Avenue in Cedar Rapids where I lived at the time and where I painted. I was finishing a custom order when I heard the hacking and buzzing of saws. These beautiful healthy trees stood there with these great white X s slashed across their trunks, waiting. It has haunted me to this day. So this is an environmental piece. When you see this painting think of the trees, think of the ribbons tied around them by their guardians begging the powers that be, not to do this. But also the resounding resignation that we are all trees with white Xs. Peace.