Update: here's my final
I'm going to do a piece on life and death. More specifically, how death changes those around. Newborn as a concept of sensation instead of in the literal sense.
The trauma of dealing with death, the relief of the suffering ending, and what you learnt from it. Feeling newborn.
I don't believe in reincarnation. This isn't about the dead being reborn, it's about having a new perspective on life. Looking at the world through new eyes, as cliché as that sounds. The theme I want to present includes growth.
Artistically, as distinct from conceptually, I want my art to be fresh. I'm going to use this topic to experiment with my art. Encorporate some of my design roots maybe. I love unrefined art, and I like to paint fast - I like to give an impression. I see this thread as a chance to make something more polished. This doesn't necessarily mean photoreal, I'm not exactly sure where I'll end up.
Enough talk, I'm alluding to a lot of avenues I could explore. I'd best get to it.