A man sits outside, moving through different phases of himself and his existence. He sits before decadent, materialistic goods while smoking a cigarette and holding a plant. The version of himself sitting directly behind him appears less alive, his face covered; he is still holding the plant, though its leaves are falling. Following him is the stage in which his skull is visible and his skin begins to pale, and the plants’ leaves keep falling. The last body present is a dull gray; he has no head, rather he holds it in his hands and the plant is absent from his grip. Two individuals watch in the distance against the backdrop of dark blue skyscape.
The painting shows how men always suffers from desires. We are materialistic and we easily fall for temptation. This is shown on the left bottom of the painting and how one breaks down and loses himself gradually towards the far right. Blue is an important color here. It means sadness but also it gives stability and calmness to the piece. Thus, making the viewers to reflect on themselves whilst viewing the work. It can be a source of comfort for their agitations from desires and needs.