Laurids Gallée is an Austrian artist based in the Netherlands. Inspired by the ability of accepting help, empathy and care from others, he created a mirror featuring a monkey in an odd position that seems to be inspecting a blanket or holding it up for someone else, symbolizing warmth and protection, or a gesture of friendship.
The drawing features a monkey in an odd position that seems to be either inspecting a blanket or holding it up for someone else. In many cultures, the blanket is a symbol for warmth and protection, while handing out a blanket to someone is synonymous with a gesture of compassion. Monkeys on the other hand, stand for energy, playfulness, and fun.
While slightly humoristic and open for interpretation, the depiction is definitely a small hint towards a topic that Laurids Gallée is also working with in his personal life; accepting help, empathy and care from others.
The viewer is reflected in the hundred bubbles the drawing is composed of, and becomes both part of the blanket, as well as the monkey. And it all together morphs into an abstract accumulation of lines and colors.