For the Doctor

11″x14″ Acrylic/mixed media on canvas

I’ve grown up with Hunter S. Thompson, my father was always a fan.  When I got older, I finally got around to reading one of his most famous books.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in that, is one of Thompson’s most famous writings.  “The Wave” speech, if you’re not familiar, it is Thompson reminiscing on his time in San Francisco in the late 60’s.  It is a poignant piece and something that touched me deeply.  Growing up my parents kept my brothers and I keenly aware of the state of the planet and its inhabitants.  I always wanted to be part of a movement, not just to satisfy the innate need to belong, but to actually make change.  In this day and age, it is easy to strike sparks but it is also easy for the world to dowse those sparks with the everyday bullshit.  This picture is a reminder to seize the moment when it arrives and squeeze it hard, because it could all be gone in a blink of an eye.

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