“He who has learned to die has unlearned slavery.” – Seneca
The Yellowisherman exemplifies the indifference of Socrates toward death and wishes to emphasize that one will never be constrained for he who has understood death.
The stance is a depiction of The Death of Socrates by David when he was handled with poison hemlock.
The owl resting on his right hand is the harbinger of death, signifying that his death is impending.
The injury and his dark-grey eyes signify his living moment right before he is dead.
The white robe symbolizes simplicity, purity, and empowerment.