This piece was done a while back, after reading about Isaiah's vision of God on His throne, from Isaiah, chapter 6. How does one portray God's holiness and splendor in a picture? Impossible.
Yet something in me still wanted to worship Him by trying, in a feeble attempt, to depict it. So, while making paste papers one day, I began with the gold swirls in the center—emanating out with what I wish could be infinite rings—as a representation of that holiness. Then from the description of His throne in Revelation, ch. 4, I added colors that would represent the rainbow around the throne.
Later, I added the text from Psalm 96:9. Doing the word "Splendor" in gold, along with the gold embellishments on the other words, was again my way of depicting holiness.