This painting includes ephemera from life and art. Colors were pushed through the paint with fire applied to the back of the painting. Ticket stubs, ribbons, scraps of paint from other projects. This painting shows the beauty of battle scars, of life lived and fought. Things intended to hurt us are incorporated into the beauty that comes from waking up each morning. It is a painting of hope. A painting that encourages the us to hang on one more day.