NICK HAIS ‘Shadows 17 - White Church 2’ 28 x 60 in / 71 x 152.5 cm    Acrylic on Canvas   2017
This image, based on a white roofscape seen against a dark sky, plays with the  complexity of the fall of light on the structure which is made up of flowing curved shapes  and sharp, crisply defined blocks. The shapes created by the cast shadows are every bit  as important to the composition of the picture as the shapes found in the building itself.  All the edges are crisp and sharp, but there are gradations in the shadows which add to  the monumental quality of the image.