I’d just finished this piece when I first came across the work of Marc Rothko (American abstract impressionist painter, died 1970). When I saw his canvasses I realized we were attempting to convey many of the same ideas – the physical representation of luminosity, of the ineffable, of the divine within us all and of the longing to re-connect with source. It’s about the light! The intensity of the colours in this piece and the way they are shaded establishes dynamic tension between foreground and background, pulling the viewer into the distance of the horizon line where the light seems to originate. And in this created “space” lies the mythic horizon we have always been pulled towards, the ancient human dream to advance, to progress, to be better, to be closer to that lost perfection.