(1) This work is by John Kenn Mortensen. (2) The intent of this work is to give a tangible representation of depression. (3) The dark figure is behind the man, yet he dominates the whole of the piece. The lack of color helps convey to the viewer a sense of sadness, and depiction of depression as a monster, its teeth wide, explains the pain on the man's face. (4) The theme of the work is depression.
I included this picture for the creep factor more than anything, however, I think it also relates the archetypal monstrous woman. The whole notion of the monstrous feminine revolves around female power, however, I always found it interesting that if women have power and influence, it rarely results in good and is oftentimes associated with evil. Although this image does not clearly display evil, the horrific aspect of it makes this connection possible. American Horror Story: Coven