This painting is called 'Adam Arise!', with an exclamation point, it's an order instead of a request. It is 60 x 48 inches, I finished it on New Year’s Eve in 1983. People have asked why I didn’t put in the Garden of Eden. For two reasons, one, it messed up the composition, and the other, it took away too much from the action that’s going on at the moment. I had a couple of models, I had a stick with a rag at the end of it to help soften the end of the stick, but the people couldn’t take it there more than a couple of minutes, so I had to use my mind instead.