although i may seem on the surface like a typical mild mannered artist, there lurks beneath the facade a closeted scientist and mathematician. and anyone who has ever seen me make pie (one of my favoritist things ever, 2nd only to clouds and chaos) knows that i do so with the precision of a laboratory scientist. i recently created a variation of this image for another project, and have been totally infatuated with it since. so when i heard about the wdydwyd call for entries, with little time before deadline to create from scratch, i immediately knew i wanted to use this image. so i took a look, examined all the symbolism i'd embedded in it & thought: why exactly DO you do what you do? and the text immediately came to me. it not only fits the image to a tee, it oddly encapsulates my world view as well.