One thing that is certain though, the artist's fascination with all things abstract. Throughout the years, abstract art has been linked with greatness, mastery, passing fancy, insanity, and almost every point in between. Many artists favor the abstract-it obscures "true" meaning and allows the viewer to impart a sense of purpose to the piece. Some artists say that abstract art actually allows us to remember things that never happened. It works our "inner child" and lets us turn the rules upside down in an attempt at making sense of an otherwise crazy universe.
Regardless of your stance on the abstract, be it "viewer as participant" or "memories yet unseen" abstraction allows the artist to play-to work in a sandbox of shadows and light, to draw with crayons of colors yet unnamed, to bring to life that which isn't really there.
Much like art itself, venturing into the abstract brings point unknown right home to our inner vision.
Text by: Carol Schiraldi
Photo by: Aeron Staen