This work captures a little-known tragedy in American history: the explosion of of the White Orchard cutlery factory in the mid-50s. Spoons were found embedded in trees, brick walls, and various citizens up to three miles away. The artist has chosen an unusual scene to commemorate the tragedy; he shows us a spoon collector who is seeing dozens of her beloved spoons fall from heaven as a gift.

The story behind the painting is almost as tragic as the events of the day, for the young ladywas actually killed in the aftermatch, pierced by a thousand falling forks, including the stunning and elegant Lady Hamilton line, an affordable tradition now on sale at fine department stores everywhere.