Other than the distinction provided above, abstracts
for me are a rather wide and varied array of images which do not seem
to have generally recognized meanings or scales. Dimensions are often
indeterminate; therefore sizes have little or no significance. Form as
we generally relate to it is difficult to discern or absent altogether.
Thus, rules for the creation or perception of abstracts are relaxed or
Why do we create or recognize such apparently ambiguous images?
Why do we enjoy observing them? They seem to be a manner of expression
which neither encourages nor requires explanation. They are a part of
our existence which is very personally created and just as
personally perceived, or not. I particularly enjoy them because they
not only allow, but encourage, one’s imagination to soar unhindered.
Here, then, are some abstracts which I have happened upon over
the years and which have sparked my imagination, at least to the point
of wanting to record and share them. Perhaps some of them may do the
same for you…