I was exploring making a collage and then a painting from that collage. I began with size (24″ square) and idea. I was very moved by William Shatner going into space and decided to focus on time travel and space exploration ideas. I headed to Texas Art Supply to find some art paper and I anxiously began to cut out shapes of whales, waves and hot air balloons. Finally, in painting it, I gave it the Vernon touch selecting my usual Nicaraguan colors.