Art does not come with a manual explaining what each piece means. Nor how the work was made or any of the basic five W’s for that matter. The artwork was created by the artist, but sometimes, not even the artist knows what it means. They forget because the work was made several years ago, or they got into a groove while painting and let their subconscious mind take over.
Most of the time, you will not be able to ask an artist what a painting means. It is up to you, the viewer, to take a moment to look and think. The beauty of art is that there are no wrong answers. Even if the original meaning of the art differs from yours, you are not wrong. I believe a painting is meant to form a strong bond with the viewer. A truly great work of art will form a deep connection to your mind, spirit and heart.