My friend Eric used to say that there are two kinds of painters; those who do real art, and those that paint something to match your furniture. I have resented that assumption for years because I think I can do both. Since I am often designing the room the painting will go in as well, I often think of the art as an accessory. I always think about the room the painting is going to go in before I paint because a painting that has no reference to the space doesn't have as much meaning. This painting, however, might have been a bit of a turning point for me. I felt like it came straight from my heart. I didn't create it to match anything except what was going on inside me. It was very liberating to paint with no destination in mind. I love it finished and want to design a room for it to go in. This time the art definitely comes before the room. I think it would look great above a mantle or even a small couch. I love that it is in panels. It is also on canvas that is 2 1/2" thick which makes it really cool from the side too.