FOCUS - Shown Hanging Vertically, 36 x 24 x 1.5

Honorable Mention Award, 2014 Spring Art Show, Southport, NC

This abstract is symbolic of the peaceful calm that emerges as we adjust our focus. So many times we become overwhelmed by the entanglement of distractions in life but as we turn our focus toward the promises of God's love and protection, the entanglements fall away and are replaced with an inner peace and hope.

Focus was constructed by using light modeling paste applied with a paint knife topped with patches of white, aqua and green acrylic pigment representing a state of peaceful calm. Twisted strands of burlap were adhered with gel medium to symbolize the distractions that come and try to pull us away from our focused goal. The random metallic copper circles represent promises and serve as a reminder to stay focused on that which produces peace and calm in our lives. 

Painting wraps edges of the 1.5" gallery wrap canvas and is sealed with a satin archival UV protective varnish. Natural and/or direct lighting is recommended to accentuate the copper metallic circles. Artist signature (sjh) is on the front and it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. It is wired and ready to hang. Does not require a frame. Focus is one of those abstracts which may hang vertically or horizontally depending on space requirements. (Examples below.)


Honorable Mention Award  
2014 Spring Art Show
Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC


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Shown hanging horizontally. 

Shown hanging vertically.

Painting wraps edge of canvas.

Closeup sectional detail.

Closeup sectional detail

Closeup sectional detail.