Agon, a Greek term meaning struggle or competition, has been used to describe Greek potters who decorated their work with as little open space as possible in attempt to make the “best” pottery. Another example are the attempts to make elaborate religious architecture, such as Buddhist temples, Christian cathedrals, and Muslim mosques grandiose. “Agon” holds a candle that burns in recognition of my struggle (my personal agon) to be the best artist I can be.
When the Agon candle burns, the light glows through the lid and lines and shapes radiate out. Being in the presence of the light inspires a meditative mood, and one realizes the peace that is achieved when beauty is present.