I've had a revelation in my work, an epiphany. I need to stop putting up a barrier between myself and my art. I need to open up, expose myself and make myself uncomfortable to make more powerful and resonant work. My painting inspired by the film Melancholia was a key step towards this, it really felt like I'd made a connection and given something of myself. The feedback I've had on this piece reflects that in that people have said it feels like I'm really trying to communicate something.