El is sat in a wine bar in Maida Vale, with two very pretty young blonde lady friends, who are sisters. They are drinking champagne and talking about art and psychology.
Amanda: If I was a shape and colour what would I be?
El (without hesitation): A blue triangle.
Fifi: And me?
El: That's easy. A red circle..... so what does that make me?
Fifi: Well black obviously......
Amanda: Yes a black multi-sided...........
El: A black polygon?
Amanda and Fifi (together); Yes!!
El: How many sides?
Fifi: Ten.... maybe twelve.....
And so a little later El created:
THE BLACK POLYGON AUTOPORTRAIT
If you look carefully you can see that the 4 digital crosses each contain 10 squares. Each cross represented 10 years of the life El had then lived. A subtle memento mori. El is wearing his self-designed hat and boots.