'Phobos', 48 by 36 inches unframed, 53 by 41 inches, framed.  Oil on canvas on aluminum composite panel.  Completed August, 2021.

[There are] two kinds of fear, a lower type which is the fear of pain, and a higher type which is what we would call reverence or awe.    --Louis Jacobs

...I am thinking of [trust] now

and the testaments of loneliness

and what we feel we are

worthy of in this world...

and I think of the story 

of the storm and everyone

waking and seeing

the distant

yet familiar figure

far across the water

calling to them

and how we are all 

preparing for that...

so that when

we finally step out of the boat

toward them, we find

everything holds

us, and everything confirms

our courage, and if you wanted

to drown you could,

but you don't

because finally

after all this struggle

and all these years

you simply don't want to

any more

you've simply had enough 

of drowning

and you want to live and you

want to love...     --David Whyte, The Truelove

Phobos has been accepted into 'Create', a regional exhibition hosted by Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL.  In October, 2022, the painting was accepted into the 32nd Annual All-Florida Invitational show hosted by Martin County Arts Council in Stuart, FL, and awarded best in show.