I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and this painting communicates that on the outside I may appear “fine” but on the inside I am controlled by intrusive thoughts and a need to carry out compulsions. These compulsions are often time consuming, hence the clock. I’ve also included various aspects of my OCD such as fear of contamination (the germ), handwashing (the running water), the need to check both mentally and physically (the ticked box), and numbers.