This piece is all about the creative act. The organic structures, faces, animals, shapes and colors all speak to the energy and passion engendered in the act of creation.
The negative and positive space in many of the paintings, including this one, is of equal weight. For instance, the blue, goblet-shaped section on the right side, in addition to being the profile of a boy, whose head is teeming with life and thought and energy, is a spot of interchangability. Giving the blue more importance reveals the goblet/profile shape, whereas giving attention with your eye to the dark green leaf shape to the left or the sand-colored space to the right makes the blue recede and become a sky-like background.