“Serial Revisited” is a sister painting to ”Serial”, a painting of my son, Cole, and cereal objects painted a decade ago. When Cole was 8, we were watching TV. Something came on about a serial killer. Cole asked what that was. My stomach sank as I explained to him. Answering his confused look, “Did you think it had something to do with breakfast cereal?” “Yeah.” We had a good laugh. Knew there was a painting in there somewhere. On the surface, that original painting can be viewed as a nostalgic cereal piece. Deeper meaning – fleeting youth, lost innocence. I look at that older painting, when Cole was 8 – little did I know. I see the fine man he’s become, and decided to revisit the theme. This one’s more complex, intense, and reflective of our current state.