While a portrait of someone, the painting is more about my point of view. Looking out, but above from underneath, as if through a layer, and from a distance. Establishing a connection with the surface by using puddlemaking to address the flatness of the picture plane yet imply a window (dimension). The subject is attempting to reach through the canvas but is ultimately unable to make full contact. Hair is a specific material that came about as a medium since in itself it carries a natural material existence, becoming a veil symbolizing a form of blindness and dismissal towards what is unseen in the material realm. The mouth is a verbal yet sensual organ through which some form of connection is pursued. However, since it is viewed as an exaggeration of self (hyperbole), the window is closing up.