When I first started painting this work I decided immediately this was Assisi Italy. That thought never left me. Toward the end I drizzled some paint on a dark spot. Later looking at the painting I noticed the drizzle looked like a skeleton. It was an “Aha” moment… I had painted the bones of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is buried in a tomb in the Basilica of Saint Francis and is the Patron Saint of Italy. I have used these bones as my logo.