I’ll use to piece to explain many of the ones I have done before it. Yes, all but two people in this painting represent real people. The person in the middle with her arms outstretched is my representation or myself. She also appears in the piece “I’m Just Too Far Away To Care.” All the people to the left are people I currently love and to this day have some kind of effect over my life. To the right people who have made significant contributions to who I am, but are now in my past. Not that this is a bad thing, for they are people I will always love, even though I may not see them very often if at all.
There are two people who don’t directly represent a single actual individual. The first one is the frowning, hooded figure to the right. This figure represents a number of negative people who have played an important part in my life, but are people I will never love. Unfortunately, our enemies do shape who we are. We must recognize this fact, but not give them too much credit, hence why these people are grouped together into one single character. You” see this same character in two paintings in this series.
The other figure that isn’t an actual person is the biggest character that you also see in “And You Thought Wings Were For Flying.” This is my interpretation of my inner self. Someone that is powerful, uninhibited, impulsive, think along the lies of Freud’s ID. It is what I want to do or want to be, but either cannot or should not. It is a being that should be listened to, as it speaks of what i truly desire, but must also be kept in check because it is completely self-serving and can be quite harmful.