I did surgery on on this piece. I removed the previous people riding the bikes and decided to go silhouettes. Repairing Mosaics after they have adhered can be challenging. It is like being an Oral Surgeon removing teeth. "A Ride Through The Country" maintains the same spirit of freedom and enjoyment, something that many people are being stripped of especially in the Middle East. I think it is time as an artist to capture a parable to what I am witnessing in the news. There seems to be a great darkness descending upon the world yet, as history has shown, it can only be followed by a great reformation and renaissance.