Black Swan (An Impossibly Unlikely or Unpredictable Event)

Oil on canvas
Original is not for sale.
Portrait of the artist painting himself.

The title translates into a major event that is impossible to predict. At age 11, I watched a 60 Minutes special on Federal Prison Camp Montgomery. It set off a public outrage about how well the prisoners were living: swimming pools, golf courses; you know – “CLUB FED”. I was among those outraged. Little did I know, I would wish the swimming pool was still there when I arrived in 2015. Who could have predicted I would be there with the liberty to paint the nearby lake in oil? It symbolizes the night-and-day work and study needed to reinvent one’s self again and again.