"The Beast's Beauty" is a good representation of the artist's facination with composition that represents a viewer's point of perspective of minus 5 centimeters (2 inches). Imagine someone looking at a large painting from 3 meters (about 12 feet). The person then walks up for a closer look and is only 30cm (about a foot) from the painting. Now the fun part. Imagine what the painting would look like if you could move your face into the surface of the canvas so that the plane of the painting is 5 cm (2 inches) behind your eyes. You recognize the parts but the whole is abstracted. You feel that if you could only pull your head back outside the painting the composition would snap back into something realistic. To attain that feeling that the painting is inside your head even though you are 3 meters away is Acid Art.

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The Beast's Beauty
138cm x 168cm, ©1992, acrylic on canvas
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