“Taboo” is an image of dark sensuality and mystery. The theme of this piece is the nature of the unspoken dialogue between the subject and the viewer and its psychological undertones. The sense of unease is increased by the off-centre composition and by placing her against the darkest of backgrounds. Again, the monochrome nature of the medium serves to heighten these qualities. The mask, bathed in a brilliant light, draws attention to Hannah’s eyes - the focus of the drawing - they dominate the picture, inexorably drawing the viewer into her private world.