i think my most memorable dreams from the last ten years are those with my mother in them. she died in 2000. the encounters i have with her have never been negative. she always seems to be in a place of peace. although she never beckons me to join her, most of the time in my dreams she does watch from afar from a place that is very nebulous and unrecognizable yet somehow strangely peaceful. the painting above is based on such a dream. when i awoke from it i was filled with sense of well being and understanding.