Radial can be thought of as a continuation of Smoke. The pieces are made approximately a year apart from one another and represent two distinct states of being. Smoke embodies the summer of 2016, a time of attempting to control a life that was unraveling before me. In Smoke, the smoke and mandala are interlaced, grappling with one another. Radial represents the summer of 2017 in which the mandala exists distinctly from the smoke; I have come to live alongside what is out of my control, no longer attempting and failing to influence it.