I got a small wooden tilt frame as part of a box of frames at a recent auction. I don't particularly like these types of frames (and I've never used one before). I decided to paint the frame and was experimenting with gold and black and liked the way it turned out (I polyurethane it too). This piece now seems like a collage and kind of an "object" (assemblage?). I love the luscious vintage color palette for this one (btw, the planet in the upper right hand corner is a separate element (matches the palette perfectly I think). The phrase was something simply taken from some vintage book I had. I love looking through books and finding "random" phrases that when taken out of context are "Self-contained" but weird. This one seemed to oddly relate to the composition.