Orangutan

"This piece I still enjoy today because of its relative absurdity and the random bits of old pop culture it makes reference to, perhaps unconsciously. When I look at it, I see Jaba the Hut mixed with a famous Orangutan I used to go visit at the San Diego Zoo when I was a child. The Orangutan is sitting amongst some clouds as if in an exalted state and the children, who remind me of the two kids from Twilight Zone episode #36 'The Bewitchin' Pool,' are asking his advice about something. This painting lives with a family member now."