Ochre, red, and blue diptych painting of  boy pushing wheelbarrel across suburban yard towards circular flower garden with fences, ladders, underground pipes and monster by Steven L Jones
Maintenance (Don't Look Back)
Acrylic ink on dyed paper with wooden frames
32.5" x 28" / 12.5" x 28"

The garden is a concrete connection to life and death. You could even say there is a religion of garden, for it teaches profound psychological and spiritual lessons. Whatever can happen to the garden can happen to soul and psyche - too much water, too little water, bugs, heat, storm, flood, invasion, miracles...

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Collection of Millard & Carole Dunn