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The Gates of Quarrel
21" x 40"

1: The Man on the top of the Mountain has all the answers. His raucous playground far below teems with suffering and grim finality. His cabal of attendants recognize this as necessary and even more enjoyably, profitable. The Supplicant slowly approaches with eyes in the back of his head. If he displays the right mix of humility and brashness he will be allowed to join the party. Just a squirrel trying to get a nut.

2: There’s crime and then there are criminals. One is a necessary ingredient the other is an unpleasant addiction. She can help us sort the whole mess out if you would just listen to her.

3:Nothing is created in a vacuum, the good man knows the moral defects in the world and can birth new nobility to erase the iniquity of the lesser man. Conviction of the righteous and consensus the gentry are the only necessary ingredients for his Virtue, and the absence of a mirror confirms the superiority of his righteous cabal.