Confluence 1 and Confluence 2 are oil and mixed media panels by artist Michael Hoffman. What initially appears to be uniform stripes becomes more complex upon closer inspection. The stripes are created through a combination of brushwork, taping, pouring and drips. Hoffman uses a variety of translucent and opaque oil paints to create contrast and depth, and the panel is treated with a plaster mixture to add to the overall volume and texture. Hoffman draws on his eclectic past and love of architecture and design for inspiration. His paintings are meditative studies done with rich colors and bold graphic compositions – often incorporating circles, grids and stripes. He work with abstractions to put forth something universal that, like music, can be open to interpretations that are unique to each individual and can continue to evolve over time. His exhibit can be seen in Terminal 1, Lower Level near the entrance to the A Concourse.