This is the second painting in this group, with the first being my previous post. I have always contemplated how to paint the present 'open' without actually painting it unwrapped. For me the 'present' symbolizes what is seen vs. the unseen; such as body vs. soul, or nature vs. spirit. I feel that cropping in and literally splitting the image apart might communicate this idea better, plus there is something wonderful about the two paintings completing each other. I am really excited about this direction and its possibilities.