Looking back to move forward 37. ‘Self-constraint 1’, 24 x 30cm, oil on panel, (detail shown) was shown in my 2017 exhibition ‘Through a glass darkly’. I’ve posted this one before, but it follows on the theme of recent previous posts where i have been looking at the evolution of a visual language idea. Sometimes it can be tempting to think that you have to reinvent the wheel when you embark on a new body of work. In reality, i think the work develops more successfully if you allow a more subtle evolution of ideas which may already exist.