Here is where I has started incorporating the black figures in the background. They were either coming or going, human or not human, it really does not matter. They are a interpretation of the distance I felt to the two figures in the foreground. Although they are almost entwined, they could not be further apart. A blank stare from the feminine figure and a faceless devourer of prudence from the male figure, give a sense of loneliness within their strange world.
A poem that was inspired from the painting:
In sobriety,One feels the strength to ignore the tapping of
the past upon the oak door of conscienceWhirlwind tortuous provocative affair enraptured a being for so
long-how unhealthy one was-how destroyed one has becomefrom the play of words
And the distance of a tainted presence.