This realistic and surreal figure painting is on aluminum (Dibond). The blue and green faces of the main figure appear contemplative, yet behind her is a set of disembodied hands reaching toward the light and casting shadows on her form and the background. I designed this piece to fit into a round composition called a Tondo. The figure is meant to feel compressed and guided by its tight border. At the same time, the hands that gesture outward display a mood all their own.