For those of you keeping score, you'll notice the recent titles have read 'You Were Dead You Know', 'Memory', 'I'm Alive', and a second 'I'm Alive'. This one comes from Next to Normal, a recent musical about a woman with schizophrenia. She's lost touch with reality and the figure of her perfect son is destroying family life.
I was playing more with a style I'd started back with How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. I like this weird, cubist purple-green light that feels a little over-digital. Her mind is fragmented, so conceptually, it felt right. I only regret that I didn't make her head just a little blockier. She sticks out as though she's in a different painting, not just a different world. I wrestled with whether or not to include even a hint of her lips, but in the end, I wanted that cropping to feel as uncomfortable as possible, so I included it.
Posted by Wilson Swain