This is a little painting with a bug-like rocket taking off for the great unknown. This is when I started taking more artistic liberties with the shape of gears. Perhaps they're getting mushy by the extreme heat of the take-off.
I have no explanation for this small painting. It was just for fun and to include the insides of a clock.
This is called the Orientalist. It's about the objectifying of Asia by white people in the Victorian Age which is why there are gears in her face. She also has the hair of a Japanese geisha, a Chinese top and a Korean sleeve in reference to the fact some ignorant people (even today) don't seem to realize we're not all from the same country (like China) and lump us all together.