ok Maximillian was once the puppet emperor of Mexico imposed upon Mexico by Spain. he was painted by Manet ( the execution of emperor Maximillian) and the hat is arresting in Manet's painting . Maximillian faces you with calm and is wearing a broad sombrero and much inner dignity. Here I found a 21st century scarecrow with button eyes..... He reminded me of Manet, he reminded me of Lazarus: he meant so much to me! I tried to make the backdrop dull and the still arms akimbo.