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.
NICK HAIS ‘Caparisoned Carousel Horse’ 18 x 18 in  /  45.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2011