Never eat in a place called "Mom's," and never play poker with the gods, or even demigods -- regardless of their religion. This piece is an obvious riff on the old "Dogs Playing Poker" calender illustrations. I painted it for the "Gods and Monsters" show at Roq la Rue
, a hipster gallery and the flagship of the pop surrealism movement in Seattle.
The best way to leave a casino with a million bucks is to start with two million.