My work is a lot about about expressing universal experiences of being human. Reaching For The Stars describes some of the ingredients required to "get there". The main female figure reaches up towards the stars. There are lots of other figures, one reading, two self - reflecting, another looking despondent (yes, failure is a necessary part of success in anything!), plus the shadowy or unknown elements too. There are at least two pathways - steps and a ladder ... and houses .. symbolic of shelter, containment and halls of learning. I use oil, and oil sticks, on stretched canvas. It is ready to hang.