The inspiration for this painting comes from the dislike for those that attempt to silence people through oppression or other avenues. To control the free mind and spirit of an individual or the masses. To drain them of personal freedom and dignity. I see it daily, how people are forced into compartmentalization within their lives. They ( the silencers ) unleash their poison on others to control them, yet they attempt to shield themselves from their own evil. However they are a distortion of humanity by their own means, and eventually will reap what they have sown.