SUSPENDED ON A vast white wall in a serenely intimate space is a broad square canvas of matt navy pigment. Ripples of navy encircle an expansive orb undulating outward in iridescent turquoise and pearl, the centre of which encloses yet another circle. At the core of the canvas, a hexagon of matt darkness balances motionless, tilted a few degrees from centre. Like the ebb and flow of water, the painting is meditative in its emanation of energy and motion, but contradicts itself by being confined by both its composition and its inexorable two-dimensionality.

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