Abstraction in art opens up possibilities

” My heart has always been in abstraction. As an artist I realized long ago that abstraction was one of the keystones of the role of the artist in contemporary times. While referential art can help us understand ourselves, our societies, and things literal, abstract art is like music, it is it’s own meaning. And while some literally minded people might think this is trivial or indulgent or irrelevant, the role of abstraction is not to communicate what is, rather to remind us of the possibilities. Abstraction’s role is to remind us of our sense of wonder without which life incarnate is mechanistic and banal.”

Thank you DC Spensley for expressing that truth so beautifully.

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