This painting is part of a recent series Ahn initiated in the early 2000s. In 1966, Ahn moved permanently to the US, settling first in New York, and soon afterward moving to Los Angeles, where he still lives and works today. His mature work is heavily influenced by California light and beach culture. Frequently his work suggests natural subjects such as birds, the beach, water and sunlight. In this series of highly personal and introspective abstract works, Ahn turns inward for the source of his inspiration.