I should probably add a little bit of explanation to this piece.
I'm not one to create conceptual pieces that often, but this one is pretty conceptual. I think at the time, I created this with the theme 'creation vs. destruction' in mind. It was for a competition, but it didn't win anything. Except maybe my own gratification, which has never again been this big.
It is both a universal as a personal piece. Universal, in the way that I think we as humans are the only ones who can truly stand in the way of creation. We create, and then destroy, because we feel insecure or judged, and then in response, we feel the need to create again, to prove ourselves, or to feel that we exist because if we create, then surely we must exist.
The personal side to this painting is that art, for me, is the only thing that makes me feel like I'm free to do anything. I'm disabled and can't use one of my hands (the hand that stops me in being creative in other ways). So, it's both literal and symbolic.