The drawing was created from ink on paper in 2002. It has been waiting for its meaning for 15 years. Today, as I began to color it with colored pencils I realized it was a message of warning regarding the current political situation in America. I have thus titled it The Infection, a warning to all who make contact with the virus that has infected our Republican Party and seeks to devour all the healthy tissue of our democracy. To understand this is to be forewarned. Do not succumb to the easy path of fear, hate, and blame for the condition of your life. Rather, take charge and take action to improve your life and the lives of those around you using the tools of love, compassion, sacrifice, and hard work. You will be rewarded.