Imagine the beauty of a classical symphony. Imagine the sweetness of an oatmeal raisin cookie. Imagine the awe of a sublime landscape. All of these have the element of harmony. Different parts work together to create a gorgeous whole.
When I painted this painting, I was first trying to grasp working abstractly. I decided to do a number of abstract paintings, mainly to improve my compositional skills. My first series was Harmony and Chaos. I really loved these paintings, and the freedom that working abstractly gave me. I ended up working this way almost exclusively for 10 years.
When I painted this I was basing it off of imagery like stained glass windows. I was listening to music that had a lot of harmonious notes. Both of these flowed together to make this painting.
A great thing about painting abstractly, is that the viewer can interpret the painting however they wish to. Some people have told me they see a piano, or an astronaut in this painting. Even though that was not my intention, I am happy that they are looking at the painting, and searching for meaning.