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?