Parables for a Compassionate Revolution is a series of paintings that asks questions about protection, accumulation, and the search for something sacred within a world of mass-produced objects and systematic depersonalization. The stories are part of an imaginary history, one that values the healing of a community over the destruction of it. The characters in the narratives are not the war heroes, the CEOs, or the presidents; they are the hundreds of thousands of teachers, hospice workers, and mothers who have worked for centuries to ensure the well-being of those who will follow them. In one story, women do their best to make a tree comfortable even the possibility of it re-rooting is nearly non-existent. In another, they bundle valuable resources and protect them in a well for the next generation. It is these stories that I wish to remember.