Prince and Rose
OIL ON BOARD. ORIGINAL SIZE 9x12 in

Little Scary Prince lived on an asteroid where there were no volcanoes whatsoever, either active or dormant. But there was a thorny purple rose, just as scary.

Little Scary Prince was very mean.

"You can't expect anyone with looks like mine to be very romantic," he used to say. But he loved that rose nonetheless and sheltered it from the space storms under a one-liter glass jar. Volcanoes and worms were no trouble.

He loved that rose for there was no one else around to love.