I have been suffering from insomnia for about 4 months now due to a recent traumatic event. I have pent up emotions and feelings that I know I need to release. I did not know how to release my tension, so I decided to paint. This artwork shows what my mind and body desires. I know what I need to do in order to get my sleep back, I need to let go and open up so I can have my peace, that is what the open bottles and white flowers signify. The bottles in the painting represent my mind. The odd shapes and colors are what my mind feel like.The dark closed bottles and large dark flowers signify what happens if I do not open up, the bottles get larger and overbearing and the dark flowers do too, slowly taking over my ability to sleep and slowly taking over me.