I began this work in the early days after suffering a Wallenberg brain stem stroke. Although I suffered from double vision and nystagmus, in addition to an avalanche of life-changing symptoms, I was determined to begin a work of art outside of my sketchbook. This mission was important for my psyche while I recovered. The project slowly developed during and after in-patient therapy. Throughout the year I would return to this little drawing until I completed it in early August.