Abstracts

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 emotion suggested, but not explained.