You can see by the openness of the landscape and the slight curvature (or concave quality), there is a sense of progression inwards as well as upwards evoked. This piece was heavily influenced by relationships, and the dynamics of growth that come from them. It invites you to an introspection that evaluates and proceeds, with caution, into new areas of color and life. Sometimes this transition can be unsure and painful. The layers of texture and color are warmest and smoothest in the “sky” area of this landscape, which represents the joy and hope of breaking through to a new arena of life after periods of transition or growth.