I'm a great admirer of Spinoza, his kindness, intelligence, and especially his courage in presenting beliefs in direct contradiction to the reigning religious myths of his day. Albert Einstein believed in the God of Spinoza.
A few years ago I was fortunate to be in The Hague and sought out Spinoza's grave to pay my respects. I wanted to leave flowers but, alas, not a flower shop to be found. This painting is my offering.