Tennessee Aquarium

This cypress swamp exhibit, painted from multiple swing stages, like the equipment used by high-rise window washers, was probably the single most physically difficult job in my career. The schedule was demanding, the heights daunting, and the equipment constantly broke down over a weekend when help was not available, which required repelling down a cable using my belt buckle as a carabiner.

Years later while painting at the nearby Warner Park Zoo, I visited the Aquarium exhibit and found that the foreground vegetation had grown up so successfully that my mural was totally hidden.