"EPIPHANY" by Henry Asencio. The masterful paintings of young artist Henry Asencio are a poignant collection of contemplative works that bring forth a depth of spiritual reflection amidst the stunning figures and abstract backdrops that serve as the vehicle for his narrative. Born in times of solace when the inner voice rings clear with messages of growth, redemption and enlightenment; Asencio puts paint to canvas and allows his spirit to create and his figures to replace his thoughts and words. Deep and powerful in artistic intention, much of Asencio's work is about contemplation and revelation of the human spirit, yet the appeal of his paintings lies in the pure visual splendor of his sensual imagery. "Epiphany" is a work that exemplifies these characteristics. Giving direction to his artistic notions and providing clarity in an ever changing world of chaos and outside influences, Asencio's muse is poised as if to lunge forward to embrace a new conception of self-acceptance. The white sheet gently falling from the figure is used to suggest the casting off of layers of limitations and outside influences to embrace a sense of freedom and ultimately, a true joy of life and living.