This work from 2013 is 50 x 70 cm - a early similar version from 1993, much smaller at 16 x 26 cm, had been sold to a collector in Austria. This was originally inspired by a postage stamp from 1989 depicting the motive of the color etching 'Lebensbaum' by Ernst Steiner, one of the members of the Vienna School and the first assistant to Ernst Fuchs. Since returning to Austria in 2011, Ernst Steiner has become a personal friend. I purchased the color etching from him and it is now a cherished part of my collection. The postage stamp has been in my collection since it first was issued.