"The role of the artist is to create the cosmos for man." Sam Francis’s quote is made evident in these four works - a churning eddy and explosion of color harmonized through form and shape. We are confronted with gardens of color. Not only does the turbulence of color speak to Abstract Expressionism, but also the balance of white canvas is a tribute to a Japanese sensibility and the power of the negative space. Syntheses of diverse inspirations and influences, these paintings usher us into a cosmos of Francis’s making.