At first sight of Helnwein’s work, part of me was appalled. The other half of me was curious. In most situations, I side with my curious half and this time was no different. I knew there was profound meaning behind every painting and drawing. I slowly walked through the exhibit alone, studying each piece very carefully. People quickly walked past, making bitter comments at each piece. With hope for deeper meaning to the disturbing pieces, I walked on - mouth closed.