Well at least my fortnightly visits to the Job Centre are giving me something back. The idea behind this series of paintings is about aspiration. I used an astronaut to show this as for me it represents the ultimate job and I don't think there is anything better beyond that. But here he is, this man with lofty dreams having to face the reality of what will never be. Maybe the theme is a little heavy but I need to put some emotional charge into my work and I think it resonates with the world we live in.