The painting Hippie Van in Snow shows a Volkswagen Hippie Van completely covered in snow. The car belonged to some idealistic hippie-like youths living next door to my studio. They had worked on restoring the car for at least two years. I knocked on their door to warn them about the amount of snow on the roof, advising them to move the vehicle as quick as possible. But they didn't listen. And the roof avalanche came down shortly after, smashing the front window and the cabin, causing another nostalgic year of restorement.