A visual metaphor for mental states.

surreal drawing anthropomorphic padlock

A person with a padlock as a head

Digital sketch 2014

A sketch of a person with a head in the form of a padlock. The person is carrying a walking stick in the form of a key.

I’ve used a padlock as a head in several works. I think that it probably signifies mental states of various kinds. States that need unlocking.

The key in this sketch probably acts as an aid or a crutch.