I talked with Michael (fondly known as Big Mike to the community) for a while on what he wanted the drawing to represent. He had a drawing from his childhood of roots that spelt out the words RED OAK that he showed me. From that, I decided to complete the other side of those roots. A lot of our conversations were about strength and growth as a human being, becoming a better and stronger person, being a person of faith and whose life reflected just that. I wanted this drawing to represent the power in that kind of living.