The centering of the subject, the use of shading and minimal use of color as pattern to define the space is dramatic. Not letting the red run off the page works well. The first thing that drew me was the color on her arms, the way is spread about her followed by the look on her face to see what the mood was. The true, life-like quality of the subject is fantastic, nothing exaggerated. The pose is natural and what I see of people sitting normally and in a somewhat introspective mood; the solemn look of the subject's face will make the viewer wonder what her reason is for this desperate act since it can be many subjects. This is a wonderful piece.
The anatomy is really perfect, and I love the simplicity, and how the blood makes a sort of a pattern. As a recovering cutter this speaks volumes to me, especially with the title. To me this is not triggering at all, but it touches my heart.