A blast from the past. In 1974 I created this painting, but I completely reworked it in 1984. I re-titled "Magnum Opus", and to that date, it was. In 1968, shortly after its release, I saw the film "2001 A Space Odyssey" with my oldest brother and was terrified and awed by that film, but it profoundly influenced my own thinking about film making and art. This painting below is about the end of an old world, represented by the Try-glyph (a symbol of tyranny) and the destruction of the environment, and the dawning of a utopia. Yup. Big idea's back then!