Before I ‘went bush’ I lived in a secure apartment in one of the worst areas of Adelaide. To my dismay I learned that elderley and crippled blind men were easy targets for the gangs that roam the streets after dark; and even more alarmingly during the day. This painting is how I began to see my fellow inhabitants of the City, both real and in my Nightmares. Call me a cowardly custard if you will, and paranoid, but I opted out, and I can now go to bed without barring my doors, or living in fear ( apart from the denizens of my dreams ). I’m afraid the more genteel times I grew up in are no more, and it’s a shame. This painting is 70 cm x 100 cm on primed board, and was painted with Acrylics.