This painting may not look like it, but it's a still life of grapes. It began with a photographic reference, which was going to be used for visual elements throughout the painting. However, I was interested in exploring the composition as an abstraction based on a synesthetic experience of the subject, eating grapes. So what you have is bright colors and juicy explosions everywhere, and little geometric universes opening up in places. There are jewel tones, which are somewhat visual. The composition also has elements that look much like stained glass.