I've always had a slight fascination with statues of the Virgin Mary. They're quite often elaborately decorated with what seems like hundreds of pounds of jewelry and amazing crowns. For the Misfit incarnation, I wanted to pay homage to the neon lighting that is often used to illuminate externally housed statues, as well as a nod to the amazing Givenchy septum jewelry Riccardo Tisci has introduced in recent runways.
I've toyed around with the idea of a painting involving an encephalectomy for years, probably all the way back to 2001 when I was in my teens and watched Hannibal the movie. The dinner scene was one of the more memorable scenes to me, and I'm glad to finally get this image expressed and out of my head.