Completion of a series of digital images for large-scale inkjet prints. These prints borrow from and adapt the nostalgia-evoking illustrations of early (pre-1950 era) children's picture books and dictionaries. Removed from their original contexts, these pictures are digitally altered and recombined to create new associations in which the initial flash of familiarity and security is undermined by an undercurrent of anxiety or apprehension. In Bolton's prints, illustrations originally intended to promote and reflect childhood innocence and security become ironic metaphors of a troubled, unbalanced world threatened by forces beyond our true comprehension or control. Despite the sweet or amusing tone of the illustrations employed in his prints, there is an underlying element of concern and a vague feeling that the things and ideas we value most in life are in jeopardy.