In 2000, I had just started two of my more socially conscious series: "America's
Seven Deadly Sins" and "Youth Culture in America." They
were super engaging and rewarding, but all of a sudden I needed a break
from the weight of them. In the course of a month, I completed
this series of Mr. Wiggleworm paintings, a delightful diversion.
One of the things I really loved about these paintings was the way the wood grain
took the underpainting and showed itself after a couple of passes with my trusty
Porter Cable 5" hook and loop random orbit power sander.