Using the techniques I had used in my piece: transfer, encaustic, and collaging paper and used paper towels, he created the following piece. As he worked he developed the narrative that culminated in his finished piece, which he titled, "Decay of Authority."
I won't share his narrative, because it is personal to him, but I was amazed and awed, as I always am, at how our inner concerns come out into our art without our intending it.
I think he has a gift for composition from this and other art he's made. He could see it was a "good" piece, but decided he didn't want to keep it. I'm acting as his agent, as he would be happy to sell the piece to a good home!