As I understand it, Opio is the name of a town in France. It's where Jon Anderson met one of his inspirations, the artist Marc Chagall.
There was talk of the possibility of me doing a logo for the OPIO Foundation. Above was my initial drawing.
The drawing was later converted to a 2 dimensional computer generated design (above) using a simple Windows Paint program.
The previous 2 dimensional version could not be directly transferred to a 3D version. The 2D version was created using only ellipses.
For example, to create the "I," space between 2 vertical ellipses was simply colored in. When working in 3D, you can't simply "color in" empty space. The challenge called for a
"New State of Mind."
Just in case . . . the first "O" encircles the rest of the word, "PIO."