The inspiration behind this artwork is rather personal, I wished to portray my psyche in a way I could relate, the blue and grey tones of the face and collar depict a dull, depressed and completely suppressed facade which is overtly expressed by me. The bright, violent reds and yellows show the inert burst of emotions flowing out in the form a butterfly. Why a butterfly? Well the butterfly in many cultures symbolizes the creation of a new life. In other words, what resides inside my shell is another person entirely, longing to burst forth, with its own emotions and personality.