I have reworked Spatial Trepidations and am showing three stages of the process. The painting was originally executed in acrylic in 1999 and was never finished. Because I was unhappy with the original color scheme, the grooved textural pattern and did not know how to correct it, I let it sit for 14 years. When I decided to get back to it I decided to work in oil and to completely change the look and meaning of the composition. The landscape and sky have been completely repainted, and the figures have been re-toned but are the least finished elements of the composition. The woman’s face is now more visible and her expression is one of uncertainty, and both figures express a resignation of their situation. Now I see its meaning as a reflection of our fears of the unknown and our limited understanding of the nature of existence. Our fears range from what is directly beneath our feet to the distant landscapes to the expanses of deep space. The more we know about physical reality the more mysterious it becomes. Below is its current state as of November 30, 2014. The grooved texture of the surface is what accounts for the numerous reflections in the sky. This problem will be worked out as they fill with glaze. The painting should be completed by the end of the year.