This painting is about the conflict between the Ego and “the better angels of our nature” (an expression of Abraham Lincoln?). The Ego and egoism are in my opinion the main reason we are in the mess we are in. We have the ability to see this and to rise above this base level of the self. To do this, we need to re-engage the better aspects of ourselves and decline to engage in ego-driven, power-seeking behaviour. Thus the painting is in tension between the red and the blue. Blood red. Light blue. Centripetal force.