On a global level, Wilson’s Shine a Light When It’s Gray Out is influenced by the shift of societal, political and moral topography. His influence also surrounds the juxtaposition of embracing national support with the withdrawal of virtual isolation. The artist directly asks the questions: How do you create a place for yourself in this world without sacrifice? How do we deal with loss, through anger or love? What will we leave behind when we are gone? How do we not give up hope? Through a stark contrast of deep black physical bases with tumultuous oil swirls along with intricately designed, pigment-painted embroidered butterflies, some featuring gold leaf and diamond dust, Wilson creates his own field of hope, so to speak.