This painting was painted in true “Back-Story Under Painting” fashion, in that under the layers of paint there are multiple layers dealing with a subject matter and in this case, Evolution.
The piece started with a sketch of a Fox with a sword which represents creationist and a fish which symbolizes evolutionist.
At the same time there was a recent discovery of Aida the so called “Missing Link” primate. Knowing that this was all going to be buried with a new layer of paint, words were painted onto the canvas to truly express the theme, and this can be seen in the photo book that accompanies this painting.
The final stag is a painting over to mimic the layers of time so that the piece is seen as buried much like an artifact.