Other works in this series are inspired by and are explorations of less than desirable traits or emotions: jealously, obsession, insecurity, a need for control. Our society seems to demand perfection, especially on women. We're far from perfect. By admitting mistakes through subject matter and breaking some formal aesthetic rules, the work exposes the shadow-self. Dissonance can create beauty and interest, and vulnerability creates connection. All of us are splendid freaks. Let's rejoice by tearing up our self-help books.