The inspiration for this painting came from one of my previous works 'Ambiguity' http://hebarena.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/assessment-finals.html I wanted to create my own response to the photograph, the way I see and perceive it. The face is blurred because the subject no longer knows who she is. She is confused and trying to find herself again. The red 'tear' symbolizes pain. She is trying to make a decision that is difficult to make. In life, in order to progress, sometimes we need to loose and find ourselves again, almost like a reconstruction. We take what we experience in the past, learn from it, and start anew.