NH471 ‘Blue-Purple Balcony Chair’ 18 x 18 inches   45.5 x 45.5 cm   Acrylic on Canvas    2016 
A small part of a folding metal chair and a similarly coloured section of a balustrade  operate together to create a diagonally based geometric composition with a limited range of shapes and colours. Looking down from the chair on the balcony to the crazy paving of  the courtyard below results in a balanced tension between the varied elements and the  whole. Moving both across the picture plane and back into the pictorial space, from  physical surface to illusionistic depth the painting balances the two.