2013 Nocturne #7 2011 Dad's Gift 2012 Black and White #9
2013 Nocturne #7 2011 Dad's Gift 2012 Black and White #9

Balance
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One may ask how a fundamental view of reality may be derived from nonrepresentational art? My answer to this is balance. It is through balance that a worldview is achieved. Balance through line, shape, color, and space. I’m just trying to get the right balance in the work. And if you slow down enough, it’s there. You may say, well, I don’t understand, as some do with nonrepresentationl art, but it is nothing to be intimidated by. Just look and ask yourself, what do I see? You see all of these lines and shapes that at first mean nothing, but if you take time enough to compare one piece to the next you will find that some nonrepresentational art works are more pleasing than others. I believe the pleasurable part has to do with the balancing of formal elements into a cohesive design, and that the design, at times, lines up with the balance of the individual’s constitution in that precious moment of viewing.