This is a portrait of Jesper.
Growing up, Jesper had a really hard time fitting in. He had a hard time connecting with his peers, his family, even with himself at times. During our chat over a couple of beers he told me he just did not have that urge to go up and talk to people. He did not feel nervous nor did he refrain from it. He just did feel like it, he says. When asked for a particular reason, he struggles with naming just one but tends to define the whole experience as a lack of sense for anything, really.
I've recreated a war scene in traditional Ottoman miniature painting as a metaphor to depict his inner struggles. The war inside is brutal but one already sees the blossoming tulips to the sides. Just like in real life.