To look past the mirror was my intention. Creating a self portrait that accurately reflects what I am, not what I appear to be. I took inspiration from the Rorschach-style test, where subjects' perceptions of a symmetrical inkblot are examined using physiological interpretation. The piece, and the emotions it exhibits, differ for every observer, just as I am seen differently by everyone I meet. I have and will continue to attempt to master my own perception, however the creation before you serves as a reminder that I am unable to. It appears balanced, though it is not. I attempt to be balanced, though I cannot. Ultimately, the work is about surrendering to that which I am unable to control and embracing surrender as a means to change.