This is Boiling Frog, an oil painting based on the phrase "like a frog in boiling water." The phrase refers to the fact that frogs are cold blooded and can, if you desire, slowly be brought to a boil without realizing it. I find it an appropriate symbol for the world's current predicament, as we seem to have fallen on hard times without recognizing the warning signs. I painted this piece for The Book of Bartholomew. In the third story, Bartholomew falls in love like a frog slowly being boiled in water.