This painting is a variation on a theme and is meant to capture the hopes and wishes for one’s child even before birth. Still it’s a painting I struggle with and it’s ‘not there yet’. The peripheral parts (fish, butterfly) are working so much better than the centre image, and supposedly the main theme of the picture. So, it languishes in my studio, waiting for it’s transformation into something else, more? I believe something simpler, earthier in the centre is needed to solve this difficult piece.