Our world, and our views of this world, are influenced and shaped by sociological factors. As we grow older, the inherent nature of our persona gets obscured through our daily experiences. This is me as a young child - light in nature. However, as we live our lives this "light" is obscured and darkened by emotions such as prejudice and anger. We are burdened by a baggage of experiences which we insist on carrying along with us wherever we go. Often we use these emotions as defence mechanisms or as shields as we journey through this life. These "leash" us into a box of acceptable social norms. We conform and become institutionalised as a means of survival. The colours I have chosen to show these negative emotions unleash, in my opinion, the colour frequencies which correspond to those particular emotions. These appear in different combinations in our daily lives, which is why I have chosen for them not to be secured to the piece, but rather as moveable objects around the main object - the body. However the scar of the nail remains. These are the sides of us that we show in various levels and lights to, and are seen by, others. They are "leashed" together by a dark, heavy frame.

The Child Within Unleashed