The Existential Vacuum of Unrequited Love

This painting is a symbolic representation of unrequited love set in a barren, existential wasteland. The heart which is the main subject has a deep stab wound and sits alone with the walnut/brain behind it representing the real center of emotion and love, that being within the amygdala.

The half cloud which has been cut in half is emblematic of half of a whole, that reinforcing the loneliness theme while dropping a single tear/raindrop on top of the heart.

The very stark and empty landscape is balanced between the lower right foreground images and the heavy dark cloud formations in the top left which balances the whole.