"The idea for this started out where many of my ideas start, in my sketchbook. If I remember correctly, I used a stream of consciousness approach to this when I did the original sketch. Before I completed the sketch I already knew that I was going to work it into a larger color piece. Working without a premeditated idea works fabulously every time. While I'm sure that most people will find the phantasmagorical elements of the picture to be of particular interest, I find the overall design to be the most interesting thing about this painting. Without it this painting wouldn't be as visually appealing as it is."