Red Bubble. This is one of my Walkabout series paintings, based on a slide taken back in the 1980s. It depicts an aging Victorian house under a glowering sky. The business next door, the Riviera Sofa Company ("Tonight you can sleep on the Riviera" was their TV slogan), has taken over the back yard as it's parking lot. That, and the meters on the street, have forced the tenant of this rental to park his Cadillac on what's left of the front lawn. So luxury (or the pretense thereof) and hardship exist literally side-by-side. Both are gone now, to make way for condos erected during the real estate bubble. Only the parking meters remain, and the occasional glowering sky.