This piece was based on a collage I did in Photoshop. For the collage, I cut out shapes from JPGs of my paintings (Big Dig, Microcosm, Bacchus, Bright Spot). I inverted many of the colors and distorted some of the cut-out shapes. The original collage is more complex than the painting. When it came time to do the painting, I had to leave many of the parts out as they were too complex to re-create (maybe I'll do another!). I called this piece A Symphony of Thousands because I happened to be listening to Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand while I was working on the collage.