Parhelia, or sundogs, are an effect created by ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere.The crystals reflect the sun’s rays, creating two bright spots on either side of the sun, almost as if there are three suns! I adapted results from scientific research on parhelia as part of my composition process, including angles of refraction, ice crystal alignment patterns, and ice crystal structure. Many of these results have inherently symmetrical qualities, and I deliberately unbalanced the symmetries to acknowledge my own human imbalances.