I just installed my painting "Barometer" at the Worcester County Arts Council's Co-Op Gallery in Berlin, Maryland. My chicken scratch in the corner of the painting reads:
Today's Assignment Make a list of all the things you dislike about yourself: 1.____ 2.____ 3.____
When you greet this young woman in the morning, your response to the assignment is a pretty good indicator of the kind of pressure you are under and how your day will go in general. Hence the title of the painting.