Jen,This is very unusual and effective in arousing curiousity...I definately want to know what this guy is experiencing...
Have no idea. When I put in the stars (which don't show up much in the photo), I decided that the rather grim expression might be interpreted as startled that the stars are originating from his/her own hand. :\
"Startled" should appear on the last page of the New Yorker, challenging readers to come up with a caption. You'd get a wealth of interpretations.
Good to hear from you!