In my life this is a unique painting and is not currently for sale. This took a year to paint, during which I worked on no other paintings.During that year I reflected on my Naval career, my experiences in Iraq and the circumstances surrounding the photograph the painting is based on. The text is painted in a way that requires you to closely examine the painting in order to read it. You will notice that as you get close enough to read the text, the image will become blurred and indistinct, the text will become more important than the image. This was done as an effort to illustrate that the stories told using this image diverge greatly from the reality and truth of the moment.