The Detroit Institute of Art’s American painting titled “Cotapoxi” by Frederic Edwin Church. This is an oil on canvas piece done in 1862. With the upcoming election, and hurricane Sandy ripping up the East Coast, this is what I feel is happening to the United States. BUT I DIGRESS. This piece shows the true power of nature and really hits you in the face with the actual unpredictability of life itself. In one day, our lives could be changed forever. Crazy, isn’t it. We have become all too comfortable with life as we know it.