Tom is the eldest of nine children. So like many large families they were arrayed as stair step order in family portraits. In this painting you can see Tom, his father and all of his siblings in descending order.
So within this image I painted Tom racing up a fire escape, as metaphor, to once again rescue his mother. The windows have become the pills she is supposed to take. We live within a world focused on rescue and in the case of fire that can be a great thing. But within our lives it leads us believe there is always one more treatment, one more path of care, when eventually each of us must end. We must appreciate ends as much as we do beginnings.
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