In this painting I was striving to illustrate the burden of a difficult choice. This profound tension you feel when find yourself at an impasse brought on by the necessity to make a decision. There is no right or wrong. No matter what path you take, it ultimately leads to the hardships you were not prepared for. It symbolises the state between anvil and hammer, where the choice must be made, but seems impossible; the state in between the decisions which you would never choose to make, but you have to.
The flesh of the humanoid figure is decayed. It is exhausted and drained. And it seems like its surroundings is leaking into it, forcing it to make this hard choice.