This is a simple picture that was inspired by a number of different things at once. At the time, I was reading Henry Miller, and was fixated on a phrase that he used: "alive under the knife." I thought it would be a cool name for an album, and decided to draw what might be an image for such a thing. The actual drawing was done while listening to Diatribe's "Nothing" EP, on repeat, for several hours during the middle of the night... Originally, the phrase was actually incorporated into the center of the picture, but I later decided to edit it out.