“The Buddha sits in one place and travels all over the world. In my studio, I also travel all over the world. I painted this piece while the monsoons were very active here in Southern Arizona. However, after completing the painting the mountains didn’t look like those in the great Sonoran Desert and I found I had painted the Tianzi Mountains in China. I realized once more that as serious as I am about painting, ‘humor’ is hard-wired into my being and my art.”