Martin O'Neil Cut Up portraits; could communicate fade/loss; transformation of who you are into who you could be; have the pieces re-gather in an upside down version, maybe a photo of the person younger then who they are now
(People) "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?" - I think this is an interesting concept to have of what a piece represents.
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