Life is only Skin Deep is a painting of the fragility of life and a reminder to make the most out of it. The bull is a symbol of power and strength. But his good fortune can change in an instant. They are exposed to draughts and flood and an otherwise strong animal can die of hunger or drowning. This is similar for us humans while we feel safe and secure one moment this can change in an instant because of an accident or a disease. Hence it is important to follow our dreams and to use our time wisely.