Here's an oil on canvas I did a while ago. It's an interpretation of a print by a Japanese artist...
At the time I called it the Matriarch, intending its subject matter to be about human control.
An English professor of mine loved it (it now hangs in his office) and saw it as a "narrative of narratives". He (and now I) views the woman as a write and the marionettes as her characters. He found it to be a powerful representation of the ability of an author to manipulate his or her characters and turn lifeless ideas into complex relationships and events.
How much hump could a humpback back if a humpback could back hump?