This painting was inspired by a personal relationship and is based on the concept of love and loss thru symbolic imagery. Some of the symbols are personal, some are universal symbols.(tulips, sparrows) As with most of my paintings concerning love and loss, it is meant to convey the universal feelings associated with the loss and that we all go through it at some time. This Image started with a dream that involved some of the elements. Others were added as the painting came into focus.