I had started making textures and wanted to use photoshop as the medium. This first batch were the early experiments with layering, color, and brushes. Some of the psds were so large that photoshop would bog down. It got so slow that sometimes I would just walk away for minutes at time for each layer state change.
Before doing this kind of work I mostly did realist drawings and paintings. These were my first abstracted visuals, it was a new experience that continues to resonate even after 10 years (crazy!).