The warm yellow and pink bands that surround the contained space brings a lightness and resonance to the whole piece.
Below are a series of pictures that showed the development of the painting as I strived to create a balance of space and warmth as well as a suggestion of movement, one of breathing, air passing through the straw. This work was about how it feels to just keep going, even under an acute sensation of pressure. Whether that pressure is from inside your mind or from an external party is irrelevant. It takes just being quiet and breathing, like a zen approach to being.