Mt. St. Helens in Oregon erupted in 1980. Everyone in the area was ordered to evacuate, but 83-year-old Harry R. Truman, who had lived near the mountain for 54 years, refused to leave. In this painting he sits in his Appalachian chair surrounded by his 13 cats and watches the eruption through the reflection on Spirit Lake. Unfortunately, what he doesn’t see, is that the lake isn’t wide enough to show what is happening at the top of the mountain, where all the action is. His body was never found after the eruption.

Title: Volcano

Size: very large

Date: 1980