I am presenting a conceptual approach to painting to explore the formal principles of painting. Painted strapping, attachment rings and rivets are combined with random shapes. Besides adding visual stability to the chaotic shapes, the strapping establishes structure within the painting. Continuing the strapping onto the canvas side edges extends the picture plane beyond two dimensions. Specifically designed strapping plays formality against informality. The overall resulting intrigue challenges one”s perception. Purposely aligned color shapes relate to a secured placement and a captured moment.