Anytime a design appears in a work of art we are influenced by everything done before us. In this case I thought of Mark Rothko and his series of canvases. He died in 1970 at the age of 66. Kind of wonder what he would have done in the 70s. So...my imagining working with Rothko as a mentor and me as his grad student taking the painting in for a critique. Never too old to learn, Back to You Mark Rothko.