Brown and blue painting of sleeping boy with centerfold on floor and man-size teddy bear behind closet door by Steven L Jones
Mike Kelley Can't Sleep
Acrylic ink on dyed paper

The problem of adolescence is one of role confusion — a reluctance to commit which may haunt a person into his mature years.

-- Richard Stevens: Erik Erikson: An Introduction (1983)

(I started this piece before Kelley’s tragic suicide, set it aside for a time, then decided I should finish it.)

(Documentation: Tom Van Eynde)