There are a lot of layers to this one. When it was done I thought it reminded me of an abstract game board which made me think of the challenges in solving a puzzle or winning a game: the excitement, the trepidation, the disappointments and the thrill of success while keeping a cool head. That is a metaphor for life as well. I like to do Suduko and much like painting, the excitement of doing it is what I like. When I realize I am coming into the home stretch and have solved the problem, I lose that excitement. I finish because it doesn't feel right to leave it undone, but I love the doing of it most. Of course not every painting comes to a satisfying finish. Many paintings still bug me for ages until I rework them or toss them.