In chicago, there is a Manet Painting called The Philosopher. It is the inspiration for this painting. The artist as solitary, lonely figure. The figure has been ghosted by a loved one, one hand behind his back and the other mimicking the sign language symbol for love. His artwork in the background, second to the love he has lost. Music and art are always intertwined with me. Lyrics sometimes create a painting, sometimes the painting reminds me of lyrics.