Having dealt with my own struggle with depression, this zombie like feeling is all too familiar. Everyday seemed soul-sucking and every task was gruelling. Eventually I was able to overcome many challenges which made me very hopeful for my condition. I yearned for better days and to feel something, anything but numb.
In this piece the zombie reflects one suffering from depression, his complexion is blue to impose a sense of calmness yet his expression remains emotionless. The exposed brain is a symbol for his desire for emotional balance while his shirt is complimentary for his need to take action to get better. The yellow that surrounds embodies an optimistic outlook on life whereas the red splatter counteracts for his anger on a subconscious level.