Ever since the school shootings this year, I’ve been haunted by the fact that one of the most endangered species on the planet is the human child. I wanted to take this anger, sadness and anxiety and put it out there for everyone. Throughout my paintings this year, there’s something about working on the first few layers and getting the outlines in place that really pull me in. This one is definitely no different. Maybe even more hauntingly so since they are like ghosts at this stage – their spirits are present but their fate is still yet to be seen.