My son has mental health issue. I wanted an image that captured his struggle. He loves art but is not a good artist. It seemed “Christina’s World” and her physical handicap fit with his love of art and his handicap. Him hiding, peeking from behind shows he is intimidated by the art world he sees.
Secondhand smoke is a problem and I wanted to create an image that might have an impact to reduce this cancer risk in our lives. So I wanted to make an image of a smoker that made the habit look unattractive and dirty and sent the message to keep it away from others. A dark man in a fedora resulted.