During an visit to another dimension in 1964 just after my arrival at Reed College, I managed to steer my way through what turned out to be a permanent shift in the way I view the universe by staying in my dormitory room and painting. This fellow flowed up out of the Persian carpet the way a seal will pop up between waves. I immediately felt that he was a friendly spirit. As it turned out, my familiar spirit. The painting is the only material object I have that goes back as 1964. In 1994, I decided to do a 30 year homage, so I duplicated the painting in acrylics.