Installation done by suspending hard card (the figure) and paper (everything else), painted and drawn on with permanent marker and watercolour. They are held to the ceiling and walls with nylon thread. The front is painted in colour and the back is painted in monochrome in a style inspired by Chinese ink calligraphy and painting. This piece was inspired by a feeling of constantly wanting to escape from reality, that everything I wanted to reach was so close but somehow I could never get there. The figure is made sickly and incomplete, without a face, because I wanted the body to express the feeling of being alone and crippled, trapped by some invisible cage, without having to rely on the more familiar use of facial expressions. The plants are depicted in a sickly sweet manner, between blossoming and wilting. The birds represent optimism but are just out of reach - and perhaps when one is so incapacitated hope can be crippling, damaging, as the birds seem almost to be attacking the figure.