This is a watercolor painting i recently did. I used a still from the 1950 Akira Kurasawa film Rashomon for my subject. The mood is passionate and uncertain, this woman has been driven to her breaking point. The knife shows she may become violent or hurt herself or perhaps shes defending herself or someone. The pattern on her clothes shows that there is order to the universe amongst chaos. The bamboo is hard and sharp but also lush and green. Bamboo grows fast showing the ever changing nature of mood and emotion.