Yale is a large painting inspired by the scale and grandeur of major historical paintings, but lacks the epic property of public events. Instead it is based on the artist's personal experiences at the Yale Norfolk Art Residency Program. The painting is built as a triptych and each panel refers to a different part of the trip. Looming over the top of the painting is the ever presence of the Art Director, acting as the general ringleader of all events below and creating an overall feeling for the artist of having to prove himself to to the Art Director. Centered at the bottom of the canvas is a game of Ping Pong. By beating the Art Director in a game of Table Tennis midway through the residency gave the artist the much needed confidence and was the turning point in his art production.