About 10 years ago I did a painting titled "Your Move". Because of the message, it was very successful. The message was about the survival of the species of animals on our planet. Human kind had a dilemma of how to protect animals from extinction so the future generation could still witness the miracle of mother nature. I decided to paint a sister painting to continue the story. This new painting is titled "Check Mate" to portray the message that we have hope for the future through rebirth and mother nature will regrow healthy and strong.