Anaesthesia describes the feeling of being deeply lost and trapped in an emotional dependency. It compares this condition to an addiction. The person displayed is fully aware of everything that’s going on, but still doesn’t have the strength to escape the situation. This makes her feel overwhelmingly numb and helpless. Anaesthesia tries to visualize exactly that feeling. The painting includes some symbolic meanings, like the dragonfly which represents her intuition, which constantly tries to warn her. The frog stands for transformation. He is hiding under a lily pad, waiting for her to wake up and change her life. It’s like a snapshot right before she finds the strength to break out of the cycle and get sober.