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This work does a masterful job of combining different methods of shading, textuing, and color usage to construct a layered image. The foreground is made up of solid colors and an almost translucent, typical modern-art texture; behind it, black negative space, and behind that a lighter violet area that contrasts against its darker background due to its lighter color better hiding its texture, making it seem smoother. The staves in the front, made of black negative space, are placed ahead of the columns of colored light behind them, which themselves seem to almost rise out of the background. Overall, a very cohesive image that amalgamates many techniques to produce an inventive and original work.