The tension between non-figurative pictorial surface and illusionist pictorial depth is  at play here. Divided vertically into exact halves, this painting concentrates attention on  lines, shapes and colour patterns, rhythms and balances in order to create a structured  colour/shape composition. The apparently mundane subject-matter, which demands  attention nevertheless, provides an opportunity to utilize variations of colour, texture and  shape for their own sake.  
NICK HAIS ‘The Ice Cream Cone’ 18 x 18 in  /  45.5 x 45.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2015