In 2003 Mr. Becker was asked to create a painting for the purpose of raising money for a local chapter of the National Literacy Council. It was auctioned off and now resides in a private collection. The image of an open book holds the promise of entertainment, mystery knowledge and much more. But to those who cannot read or write this same image is very different. To address both responses he left the pages of this book, in this mysteriously simple and beautiful composition, blank. Imagine living in a world where all the pages of all the books provided nothing to you but frustration and empty promises.