This is Batchley’s very first painting. He stumbled across an abandoned canvas in the dumpster behind his apartment and decided he would make use of it. Because he was a new painter and didn’t have money to buy expensive paints, the background is painted with white wall paint. This has caused the canvas to create hundreds of tiny hairline cracks. At first he wanted to correct them but decided to leave them as a testament to his beginnings as an artist.