Things were getting “curioser and curioser” in the studio last week. I fell down the rabbit hole and found myself in a strange, nonsensical, abstract world. Shapes, colors, layers,and collage elements marched across my canvas as I attempted to create my first abstract work. In abstraction, the image on the canvas often represents a theme, concept, or idea–but in other works, the image remains an unanswered question for the viewer to ponder. Logic is replaced by nonsense, and every canvas is a riddle begging to be solved. Like a guest at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, I ate and drank abstraction like a half-starved lunatic. I have learned to enjoy these unexpected excursions on my Artist’s Journey, so the next time I find a bottle labeled ‘Drink Me’, I will happily comply.
“Spice” –abstract work in progress