When the dead come to mind, they are like holy ghosts, as real as hope or faith, as tangible as trust and love. – Ragan Courtney
This painting is not meant to be scary or morbid. It is just the opposite for me. It represents the souls who hover over us for protection, those with whom we shared love and life.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.
— Hebrews 13:1 NRSV