This picture is partly an exercise in colour.
The blues and oranges being opposite in
the colour chart (like green and red -
yellow and violet for those who dont paint - combinations
make a grey or black .. the impressionists used this
idea which they culled from Humphrey Davy's new light theory
in the early 1800's. Fortunately Davy was injured in one of
these experiments and forced to take on an assistant this
being Michael Farraday who was the powerhouse of modern
(electronic) science). This picture is about Bee and
her career in design. The background grid has been used
to construct a head a bit like soapstone carvings or
those Epstein or Moore which are derivative of African
and primitive oriental art.
The implication in the background is of someone wearing
a long elegant dress, possibly a gown, a bit like the
former student of Bee's in Kumasi.
Structure is as follows
distance of first line from left (and base)
2*ln(width)*tan(longitude of house in hemel)
then next line
previous calc *(1 + tan(longitude of accra)
then next line (left only)
previous calc /tan(longitude of glasgow school of art)