I’ve always loved this quote from the Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides. “The zipper opened all the way down our spines.” I like the image it conjures up for me. I also like that it speaks to the idea of being exposed for what’s underneath our exteriors. In the image, the woman is being unzipped and her insides exposed. At the time of creating this piece, I felt like I was exposed and vulnerable so this influenced my decisions. The silver on black feels a little haunting which seems appropriate to the quote and the sentiment I was trying to express.