This painting is the surrealistic vision of man awakening to the effects of his treatment of the earth and the imperative to employ corrective actions to preserve our future. Man has pursued a course of action that has, for the most part, brought him unforeseen consequences, just as a farmer does not realize his practices to increase production may jeopardize the future of his farm. At other times, for the pursuit of greed alone, man has sacrificed the spirit of our earth for temporary gain, spilling oil onto our shores. The cry of the earth is tangible as the elephant bellows his message, even as poachers trap him for his ivory. He has a will to survive amidst the flood waters that are beginning to encroach upon us. There is an urgency for a coalition of corrective action that is upon us all, for us to provide for a future for mankind on this earth and for our offspring.