These were painted after watching my son play with a toy rubber duck. I realized at that moment that while it looked exactly the same, it wasn't that same innocent rubber duck I played with as a child. While it looked and felt the same, the environment and world we are living and playing in today is not the same as it was when we grew up. Times were very different in the 70s and 80s. This rubber duck sculpture covered in oil is a reminder of our "lost innocence" (during a media free- ignorance is bliss - kinder world where we at least were not aware of the evil out there on a minute by minute basis). Media has flattened the world and access to information is readily available at our fingertips. Technology based media everywhere reminds our children of who we are as a species every minute of every day.