Fairytales help children cope with painful emotions. “Black Forest Creature”, completed years after the previous works, recognizes darkness, even with those we trust. The naked girl is a pure soul. She seeks comfort from the monk-like man. The canvas is cut just at her knees. Flowers are huge, distorting perspective. Inspired by Grimm's Fairytales, the Black Forest is an apt metaphor for the dark, uncivilized forces lurking behind a sweet smile or candied house. I often turn to fairytales to expose the unbearable.