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 suspended.
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
more 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…