This piece was done in 2007, but I just took this photo yesterday. I didn't really have a decent photo of it. Checkerberry Memories, refers to an old Guilford, Connecticut tradition of "Checkerberry Sodas" which were sold at Douden's Pharmacy on the Green. Apparently it was mostly a wintergreen solution with some red food coloring, but was a town favorite for generations. Though the pharmacy is long-gone, I believe the syrup is still available in its original "prescription bottle"-like container, complete with medicinal-looking label.
This piece is 23 x 19 inches on two pine boards. The colors and patterns remind me of my New England home town, a mesmerizing mix of bright and muted, straight-and-narrow with touches of buttoned-down wild abandon, lol.