One of my most intimate pieces, and my most intimate with Elton John. This is a self-portrait. I am the dog because I am mostly a canine artist, and I wanted to portray myself as one. The piece is about my bipolar disorder which explains the color scheme (black and white for depression, colors for mania). Now me and Elton look afraid because the truth is, this disorder is really scary. But I specifically put Elton beside me in this photo because that's what he is in my life- always beside me through the pain. Anyway, the words suggest otherwise, for me not to be scared; lessons I learn from Elton himself and whatnot. He's helping me trust myself, and this piece reflects that. I love him very much.