The painting is made in relation to an exhibit at Ernst & Young, whose company values have inspired the painting.
The title and text have strong references to a global programme created by the company. The soft values revolving around the concept that a better world starts with one self. Integrity and pride in one's work as a main participator in their vision.
Integrity is a tricky thing to create an 2D visual image of. The solution to this was a little looking at the viewer full of trust and honesty.
Children (up to a certain age) are innocent, pure, and without hidden agendas.
The child will always try to do it right and to the best of their ability. Magritte's bowler hat bacame a symbol of professionalism on a high lelvel and gently pokes at the old artist's way of using the bowler hat.
Two chess boards symbolises time, presence, focus, taking one's time.
Acylic in canvas.
Measures 203 x 207 cm / 80" x 80.7"