Since moving to Lancaster I have been vocationally challenged. By this I don't mean that I can't find a job; instead, I have been thinking deeply about what it means to be employed – what does my work say about how others see me, and how I see myself? It has been an enlightening process; however, it has also been a financially unrewarding process. This image was the result of some of the frustration and unhappiness that would bubble up; focusing those emotions into producing this piece helped me let go of some of those negative feelings.
This piece came out of a very difficult time for me; I was feeling very depressed over where I was and what I had (not) accomplished. (Listening to the song didn't help!) Focusing all of that into my art helped me through it, though, and I like to look at this image occasionally to remind myself that things do get better, no matter how bad they may look at the moment. I (and you) don't have to end up like the guy in the tub.