My abstract work is for you. Yes, you! The process of creating it is personal, intuitive and spiritual for me but the end product is for you. My only intention is for you to connect with it in any way that you want to. That is why I really do not like to give my pieces titles. I may have some idea of what a piece says or feels like to me but I do not want that to influence how you see it. I want you to have a first, second, and third impressions of it that are yours and all yours. A title would influence you and that is totally the opposite of what I want. What I love about abstract art is that it can be so many things to so many people. Everyone sees and feels something different. Why would I taint that with a title or description? I also want you to hang it any way you want. My pieces don't have a top or bottom. All of this is a mirror or metaphor for life in my opinion. Perception is reality and thats how I want my art to work. I want it to be personal.
Now sometimes a piece turns out to have really tapped into my inner emotions and has a clear cut message in my mind. For example a piece I did with a huge triangle in the center. I did it right after we moved across the country and to me triangles symbolize change. This piece is pretty personal and I thought I’d hang it with the triangle right side up when I felt stable and upside down when I didn't. ( I don't actually do that b/c its a large, heavy painting but it was a novel idea.) I've always had a hard time changing specific emotions into paintings and thats probably why I don't usually understand my paintings until they're done, and sometimes not even then. But again, that's the beauty of abstract art and life: we don't always understand the moment and we can't always see the bigger picture. I've learned to take comfort in not knowing. You can't learn what you think you already know, right?