I was trying to figure out how to articulate the thought behind this painting as I do with many of my other pieces, but then I realized that I don't have to. I feel that the expression and pose of this one communicates an emotion that doesn't need to have some backstory. I think in future works I'm going to go for something a little looser in terms of statement. Typically I have a very specific thought behind each painting, but really unless the viewer is familiar with me personally or reads the statement they'd never know the specifics of what the painting is about. This painting spoke to me louder than the other works I've done recently and I'm wanting to work on communicating on a more abstract emotional level as opposed to autobiographically.