I was reading Carl Jung and became interested in his ideas about the subconscious. I would pull a big slab down onto the table and begin pushing it, draping it, and folding it until I saw forms that interested me enough to keep and enhance them. Frequently a piece would change dramatically from what I thought it might be initially.
This piece is a result of that method of working. The flower is the second of a series that get much larger (see Orchid) and it becomes a metaphor for new life, rebirth, and conception cycles. On this piece it also adds a third dimension to an otherwise rather flat bas-relief.