I decided Maslow’s pyramidal hierarchy of needs needed an update. Pyramids are just too… safe. Solid. Architectural. Like people can just decide to move up a level, and if they tried really hard and climbed a few steps, they could.
I reckon an iceberg is a better metaphor for the human condition. Slippery, unforgiving, and for the most part, not waving, but drowning. Also it was an excuse to draw a giant squid.