The energy that makes up nature, weather, and the elements are all inextricably linked together in a complex cycle. Anderson envisions the energy of people as behaving in a similar fashion. Emanation No. 2 is an exploration of portraiture as both a physical and energetic representation. The figure’s energy is represented by copper, a natural metal known for its conductive properties. Its reflective qualities also reference religious paintings of the old masters in which metal leaf was used to signify holiness. Anderson’s painting is a visual exploration of modern spiritual belief, inspired by findings in science and nature.