“YRU Changing the Story”, a new acrylic on wood panel painting by Fred Stonehouse contains many iconographic elements of Stonehouse’s mythology. As Fred stated in an interview with Accidental Mystery writer John Foster, “My use of the self-portrait is a handy constant; like a ‘control’ off of whichcan bounce whatever I might be contemplating at the time: politics, personal stresses, art, etc.” In this 36×36 inch work, a military clad Fred Stonehouse struggles with bits of a “story” while black rain streams from the sky and a white light encapsulates him. Meanwhile, a rainbow breath emits from his mouth as he tries to maintain his seat on a rocky surface and balance a walnut on his helmet. Demonstrating his influence of outsider art, Renaissance painting, and expressing broad themes such as aging, living in troubled times, and environmental concerns, “YRU Changing the Story” is a stimulating work with a charismatic subject – much like the artist. See more new paintings by Fred Stonehouse here.