The painting Amore is about unattainable love. The mural in the background shows love in all its facets, an illusion for the young woman shown in the foreground. “Imagine” is written on the wall—love is imaginary. Its inaccessibility is symbolized by the figure's back to the wall. She keeps her big exotic bird on a leash—the two are connected. The bird symbolizes her dream. In many cultures, birds represent the mind and the journeys the mind takes in dreams. Dreaming of a bird is seen all over the world as depicting what one desires above all else. In this case love.