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Equation of peace

Dan Sharp
From the Small Breath Paintings series
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 33 in. / 84 x 84 cm

Created between 2015 and 2018, these paintings are lyrical and poetic compositions intended to be capable of being apprehended in a short period of time, but also to reward attention and long contemplation. Haiku poetry has been described as single-breath poems. These works are proposed as small breath paintings, simplified in terms of their number of elements, incorporating geometric forms, gestures, and fluid washes; drawing and designing tension in abstract balances, colour contrasts, and harmonies. The paintings are small essays of light, gravity, and quivering energy, each accompanied by a written interpretive poem.

a quiet painting,
somehow constructed
in balance, softness, restraint.

even that slow curve
a vessel, a container,
a possibility not yet imagined.

linger there, rest and listen,
make a model for the world,
perform an equation of peace.
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