In placing a wedge and a cone together in positions that individually would be impossible to sustain, Hall enables them to stand by mutual support. The balance and tension between them have parallels in the conceptual content of the sculpture; we are encouraged to think of the fleeting nature of The Now.
The relative size of the two elements, with the smaller supporting the larger and curve against flat surface, gives visual contrast to their corresponding triangularity. As with many of Hall's works, in moving around The Now it becomes possible to see both open and closed form. Surface and finish give a purity of this sculpture. Hard lines seem softened by the rich blue patina, evenly applied in soft patches. Raw bronze shows through very slightly in some areas where the colour fails to mask its hardness, one visuality giving way to its opposite. The two triangular points of the wedge and of the cone pull in opposite directions, and some views give the impression that these angles are identical. The Now resists analysis; no matter how much we may try to deconstruct Hall's sculpture in the mind, the physical balance and simplicity of its elemental forms move beyond rationality toward the realm of poetry.