For his deceptions in life, the myth of Sisyphus ends in Hades where the former king is damned to push a heavy boulder uphill for all time. Just when he is close to the top, the boulder rolls back down.

This painting, started in December 2020 and completed January 6, 2021, is an interpretation of progress made and then lost. The dove, battered and broken, symbolizes the hope we have carried through the global pandemic and political turmoil of 2020. Is there rest at the top of that mountain? Or will our hope come crashing down again?