The story behind this piece is a long one and if you choose can be read in my own words in this Gazette Story.
It’s nearly impossible to convey what this drawing means to me in a short paragraph. It was a turning point in my artwork and the purpose behind the piece is very near to my heart. I had always wanted was to try to create a drawing that fooled people into thinking it was a photo and I wanted to also somehow ‘give back’ something that would help others with my art. ‘Faith’ allowed me to do both of those things. I feel it’s my first work where I felt comfortable calling ‘art’. I can’t speak for everyone, but I feel people can look at this piece and see so much more. I think it was my first piece that is thought provoking and inspires emotion. The pose, that game, the absolute separation of Rob Houghtlin and 60,000-plus screaming fans in his moment of concentration and personal relationship with his beliefs. I loved this drawing from the moment I started it and the entire creation and purpose behind it was very emotional for me. I believe that is somehow conveyed in the drawing and people see that without even realizing it. I am so proud to say that the sale of the original and subsequent dinner, with the help of Rob Houghtlin himself, raised $8,500.00 for the family of former Hawkeye Brett Greenwood.