In an interview with Tim Marlow in 1994, the artist discusses the notion of isolating all the senses: '... I read an old translation of the Bhagavadgita, which had a diagram which explored the idea of isolating the senses. In India there are five elements, not four as in our culture: earth, air, fire, water and ether, and each of these subtly associates with the five senses. The odd one out in this particular case is ether, which is associated with hearing. Anyway, it makes for a beautiful and coherently knit view about the notion of what the universe is made of, and man's place in it. Everything out there is swirling around, and it's by the synthesis of those swirling atoms through our individual senses that we draw a perception of that universe' (see op. cit, p. 45).