In the end, all painting is abstract. Even the most realistic of paintings needs a well devised compositional abstraction beneath its finely rendered surface. Just as poetry refines and simplifies, so abstraction condenses thought, emotion, and visual image into a set of rhythms, marks, colors, and balance. There is not only a visual sense, but also a felt sense when the poem is finished, the thought condensed, the experience suggested, but not explained.
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Sandra Speidel Interview for Wine Country Women
About the artist
Sandra Speidel is an actively exhibiting artist, focusing on the figure and abstractions. Though her paintings are anchored in classic painting and drawing, they suggest a broader story through the addition of abstract marks and symbols.