Copyright 2014. Acrylic on cradled panel. This piece is the very first in the thin circle series. It represents a dramatic step in the artist’s ability to render fine circular lines and is the result of several years’ effort. The aim of the piece is to gently invite the viewer into a yogic-like meditation, providing a focal point—similar to a mantra—for the emptying of the mind of conscious thought. For this reason the background is intentionally plain so as not to detract from the gentle movement of the piece and the serenity that it is intended to evoke.