I think that most of us are familiar with the struggle to "exit the box", the feeling of being locked within your conditioning.
The rainbow of colors in this peice represent cyclical thoughts that make up the proverbial cage around individual potential. My research into the esoteric history of magic squares has taken me into a strange and obsessive mental landscape and I feel like the tension of that journey and my longing for cognitive breakthrough were poured into this painting. Coincidentally this years lock-down measures added a heavy layer of confined chaos to the piece, as well as a sense of global relatability to the image.
Making art is truly an act of transmutation.