In order to keep the feeling of the painting atmospheric and to portray the subtlety of shared air, the tree symbol coalesces out of many fine threads of extruded media. These threads wend curved, seemingly random paths through to the edges of the painting. Tiny glass beads were adhered to the extruded threads of media for a sparkling atmospheric effect. the background was painted using a water color and drip technique to create loosely defined and interconnected layers. this pattern is a reference to the layered structure and interchange of gases in the atmosphere.