This belongs to the series of pictures inspired by the beauty and intricacy of Chinese scholar stones. This one evolved from the earlier paintings in that it is more organic, makes reference to being connected to something other than itself. the creation of this particular picture was interesting as it took a long time to reach a state that felt complete. I kept feeling compelled to go back into it, making very small adjustments each time, over many, many weeks, until it felt ready to let go.