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what is abstract ...

nonrepresentational

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I'm a draftsman at heart but when a tight focus becomes too confining and the pendulum swings the other way I love to let color just happen. 

 

In this work I reuse leftover paint from my palette intended for another work and move it around without a plan until it tells a story or yields shapes that intrigue me.

 

Then I might dig out the shapes with more paint or cut them out or blot them out to create something else.  In some pieces I use ink to create lines, creating map like compositions. At times I will see an image appear like the man in the moon or stories in the clouds and I will help it make its presence known.  It's a treasure hunt of sorts where its the hunt that counts more than the booty!