Life is full of dualities, which serve to place previously indefinable concepts into perspective. Beauty exists only because there is ugliness. We know good as 'good' only because there is evil. Absence is never felt more starkly following the warmth of one's presence.
In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang is used to describe how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn in relation to each other. In this work, the subject's brows are furrowed in indecision as his mind grapples with the ethics and morality of what he knows to be right and wrong, representing the selfsame struggle that we face daily as citizens of this world.