The two layers of illuminated stencils, meticulously cut from large sheets of plastic, depict the dining room at Neuschwanstein in Bavaria. The ‘mad’ King Ludwig II increasingly withdrew from day-to-day affairs of state in favour of extravagant artistic and architectural projects. Surrounding himself with opulence and decadence, he ultimately created a sanctuary for his eccentricities and madness. Creativity as an outlet for the stress that builds from an overwhelming feeling of being any kind of outsider is essential as a form of catharsis. Whether the artist himself labors away at the cutting table, getting lost in the process of making art, or the King commissions outlandish spaces for his own amusement, the creative process is an essential ingredient to maintaining and sustaining madness.