lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever? Its a loss of person self - very deep message.
When you feel bad your mind continues to focus on all the parts of your life that seem to not be working. Then you feel even worse. This all continues until you wake up to the fact that your self-image is just a mental idea. It is just a concept
A creature Lara meets, wearing skin covered in zippers. One jarringly unzips the zippers over her eyes, revealing raw muscle and big gaping eyeballs. She would rapidly unzip and rezip the zippers to "blink" as they talked.