My intentions for this piece started with the drawing of the poppy. Initially the idea that the (opium) poppy seed as metaphor- how the circle of addiction (and attraction) breeds further desire and as a result, crime and so on. I then found myself adding other symbols such as hearts, shifting my thoughts towards how we cultivate our own emotions and experiences without the aid of chemical highs, but through relationships.
These types of pictures are often quick ideas, in which I get carried away and start building around them. As I say it's enjoyable to write about the thought process; even if ideas are vague visually I find it interesting and engaging enough to explain.