As "gruesome" (quote taken directly from father) as this image may seem- it's meaning is not gruesome at all.
As we all know life is not like a bed of roses (as it states in a fairly amazing song by Mindless Self Indulgence) and there is some rough patches. But in these rough patches there always comes something good even if it is only for a moment in time.
This image represents the love of my daughter from and to her and what love has come out of her in her short time here.
The life represented by the veins and death represented by the skull.
The orange as we all know is a fruit, and she is my fruit and I just choose to represent her as an orange. Because oranges can be sweet and bitter but always vibrant.
As you might have all guest I miss my daughter terribly- and as my dad might have pointed out life can be gruesome at times. The thing is though is that it can also be amazing at times even in the darkest of things.
Also- this is a rough draft for the painting I'm going to do.