In the original painting, there is a sense of being trapped, reflecting how Varo felt in Mexico isolated from her homeland with the stars representing hope. My permutation of Papillar estela is a deep representation of my inward journey. Like the walls in Varo’s version, here are the multiple walls I built around myself during a time of personal depression that lasted 2 years: a time when I was socially withdrawn, but when my artistic persona ‘Luna Leonis’ was born as an escape but also when my isolation led me to abandon my design studies and thesis. I was trapped within the frames of my own illustrations, the only thing that felt good to me, just like the girl. Her walls are the frame of the illustration and she fits into the dimensions. The moon in the cage is Luna Leonis, as the girl has nurtured and although trapped, she tries to free her, so they can be one but everytime she gets closer, life events pull at her strings again. It’s all a challenge.