NH449 ‘Caparisoned Carousel Horse’ 18 x 18 inches    45.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas    2011 
   This close-up of a part of a French Carousel concentrates on the decorative features of  one of the caparisoned horses. The range of shapes, colours and patterns creates a complex set  of pictorial relationships which I have positioned very precisely to the edges of the square  canvas in order to create an exactly balanced tension between the varied elements and the  whole, moving both across the picture plane and back into the pictorial space.