19″ x 13.5″
“In the broad sense, this painting is about feeling controlled by someone else, but being unable or unwilling to break away from that control.
The idea for this particular situation came from an experience I had last year with someone that I really hoped would love me too. I was stuck with the feelings that I had for her, but I was frustrated about it. I knew that I had to let it go but I couldn’t seem to. If I thought I had gotten rid of it, as soon as I saw her again they came back full force.
The veins and arteries attaching themselves to the bird figure are meant to signify this feeling of being controlled. The mask on the other figure symbolizes the hopes that I had had. The bird figure is trying to escape but is unable to. “