To allow for a character to emerge or to keep it sans narrative?

In making the current body of work, a repeating figure is starting to make it's way in my sketches and prints. I find myself asking how illustrative I want to be. Should I lean into this idea and see if it's got wings, or should I pull focus and keep the narrative in the realm of implied metaphor?

I don't know yet. My intuition tells me to go ahead and explore it, and embrace the fact that I am a walking cliché.

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