"This was one of two paintings I did for Mark Murphy’s source book project called Heaven and Hell. The assignment was to depict your own version of these two concepts. This image was the one I created to depict Hell, and ironically was made as our country was preparing to go to war. The four panels in the painting attempt to show hidden motives, greed, fear and the kind of madness that is beyond reason. The symbols from casino cards are a nod to the risk and utter recklessness of our actions in times of war."