George W. Bush's art appears to have taken a dark turn lately.
At least, that's what he and his wife told Maureen Dowd at Nelson Mandela's funeral service.
It seems that, in the wake of his hospitalization in August due to a blocked artery, the 43rd president is using his creative outlet to reflect on mortality.
"He said that since his heart surgery, he was spending a lot of time painting skulls," Dowd writes in The Times. "Animal skulls, Laura quickly interjected."
When Bush first took up painting lessons, he reportedly told his instructor, "There's a Rembrandt trapped in this body. Your job is to find it."
Maybe his inner artiste is more of a Georgia O'Keeffe.