Travis Louie, Smoke, acrylic on board, 14 x 11"
Concerns a young lady who after surviving a fire in 1893, developed a "smoking problem". At first, she merely gave off the scent of burning wood which was ignored by her classmates who felt bad that she lost her home along with all her belongings.
But as she got older, her hair began to release smoke into the air as if her head was smoldering. She eventually was no longer allowed in public buildings as the smoke would fill up enclosed spaces. She eventually became a villain of sorts as she tried to take over a small town and turn it into a sanctuary for "smokers".