I actually found a pair of small lithographs, on eBay. One of them was the same picture as the ZB. The other was of another ballerina, by the same artist. I ordered them up, and started trying to figure out what I would do with them. I didn't want to go the Edvard Munch route and just recreate the first painting (apparently, Munch painted dozens of versions of The Scream). So, when the two pictures arrived, I set them up on my table and just waited for some inspiration.
I came up with something, pretty quickly, for the second ballerina. But, it took about 3 months for the other one to inspire me to something other than zombification.
For your viewing pleasure, I offer up:
That Takes Guts
Gory, gruesome and quite unecessary.
Who is the figure in the mirror? Why are these girls engaging in self-mutilation? Is there something horribly wrong in the conservatory? I have answers to all of those questions, but I suspect that they are no better than what you can come up with.
Oh, well. I hope that you enjoyed my little foray into the macabre. You probably won't be seeing any more work in this style, from me. It's kinda disturbing, once it's all done.