Behind the artwork:
Enneagram Type three's pain is below the surface, at the bottom of the stairs, propelling them forward, away from vulnerability and towards success. The gold finish line is tall and bright, shiny, and accomplished. The beige in the middle acts as a barrier to numb the pain. The black lines in the gold, muddying it's aura of perfection, trickle through to show that pain and achievement can exist together. That struggle and letting go are apart of the beauty of success.