Everyone knows the idiom ‘two sides of the same coin’. These words are the inspiration behind my portrait of a person who is special to me and integral to my life. My portrait illustrates a person who is confined to an aqueous surrounding of silence. All emotions are narrowed down to one thin black line, consumed by the result of hours of relentless training, torn, stretched, beaten muscles, early mornings and the pure desire to win. This is someone who only emerges a mere second before the starting gun. This is me.