12â€ x 16â€ acrylic on canvas-board 2007 Everyone has a little boy or little girl that hides deep inside their being. As we age, some people may have managed to lull theirsâ€™ to sleep while other people have let theirsâ€™ continue screaming; but they all represent the same thing -- fear, insecurity, loneliness, and vulnerability. They are the voices of past failure and pain that can haunt our current decisions and choices. While they can occasionally be silenced, they never fully leave. They are an integral part of each of us. This picture represents my attempt to self-soothe my Little Girl during a period of questioning. I have always struggled with depression, so my Little Girls is a piece of my mind. She is grey-toned and incomplete to illustrate the contrast to the motherly external figure thatâ€™s trying to nurture Her.