This work is a mixed media piece using oil paint, acrylic paint, oil pastel, conte, graphite on cardboard. The theme of the work relates to my shyness of people who are directing me into an action I wish not to take. Such as using authority in order for me to complete a task and in order to avoid the directions of people I transform into a cactus. A cactus has spines and seems dangerous, people want to avoid them and I feel they are very independent. I use very chromatic colors for my palate and simple line work for my form, I feel blending the two creates a very dreamlike appearance.