This was a song about unrequited love and the pain of being left behind, stuck waiting for this lover that never comes. I thought about the debris life builds up around people. It does so almost tidally until, at the center, at the core, you find yourself stuck in this place surrounded by the debris of your life. The First visual that came to me was of a woman staring out to sea, remembering her lover and sitting in the surf letting herself get consumed by the sand and the waves and the sea. This woman in the center is my grandmother who outlived my grandfather and represents regression and total disconnect from the present. My painting is the emotional landscape of a person. At the core there is this stunted, frozen emotional experience (this person is unable to move on) and then there are the elements around her, which are the debris of time: ature with its sticks and twigs and rawness that continues to build up around the emotional core of this person. In my painting these layers are getting peeled away to reveal heartache.