I am overwhelmingly drawn to the Occupy movement and felt the need to paint the movement as it is happening right here in my city of Oakland. There is so much beauty to be found within the gathering of diverse people, ideals and causes. It’s an ever-changing, ever-growing colorful and lively scene. There is an overall universal feeling that everyone deserves a bit of the good life (i.e. homes, food, education, job stability), and this is quite possible if the top 1% just shared some of their wealth.