In “Black Tie Blue Coyote”, Pierson explores the impact of the broken heart and the triumph over a relationship gone bad. His coyote with the broken heart is recognizable by the blue skin but more significant is that he is there, mingling, amongst the guests even tho' they may be discussing his latest break-up. Undaunted, he will make another effort. . .”look at the lovely coyote over there...I think I'll ask her to dance”.