An exploration of humankind's overflowing influence over nature.
The surrealist element, the chimney stack attached to the man's head, is likely the most evident and instant aspect of the painting. However, the piece is also reminiscent of more traditional portraiture, especially those commissioned by the wealthy during the industrial revolution. Similar to such paintings, the main character shines with self-confidence- complacently expecting respect from the viewer.
This over-confidence is stranded in contrast to the stark, near barren landscape.