Commissioned by a St Louis couple for their tudor mansion to commemorate their 30th wedding anniversary, ???Icarus and Persephone – the Decoy Carver of Purdle Knob??? suggests their interest in nature, hunting, and their collection of antique decoy carvings. The painting weaves mythology, and the lyricism of New Regionalism into a landscape along the Mississippi River near a cabin they used to own perched up against Purdle Knob, Pike County, Missouri.