Copyright 2014. Acrylic on cradled panel. This piece is the very first of the broad circle series. As such, it represents a crossroads in the creative process of the artist, Mark Bowers. The color scheme of yellow, orange and red is meant to evoke the image of staring at the dancing flames of a fire, while the grey of the background aims to evoke the particular grey of ashes. Controlled fire is by its nature almost hypnotic, and it invites one to ponder and reflect. The aim of this piece is to do the same.