Started this last night. It's for a show in L.A. at Gallery 1988 on January 8th 2009. The show is titled "Under the Influence: A tribute to the Beastie Boys". Hmm, you're probably thinking "what the hell does this have to do with the Beastie Boys??!" Here's my idea: I was struggling trying to think of ideas that would represent the B Boys the best the way I could without being too obvious and boring, I'm a big fan you know. Well, one day after work it struck me. Bananas! These guys are straight up bananas! So, I decided to paint a still life (which I love to do anyway) and title it "Bananas Since Birth". That sums it up.