Visual Art, what's it for? Decoration?
Maybe, if we're lucky, to remind us how things seemed to us when we were children, -new, vivid, and truly astonishing.
It's about renewal, learning to see again in the grinding everyday world. "Familiarity breeds contempt", the saying goes, -unfamiliar perspectives regenerate our sense of beauty...
The great thing about abstracts is that the final act of interpretation lies with the viewer, creating a very personal relationship with the image based on their emotional state.
And they do look good on a wall too.
Thanks to Beth Orton, Anais Mitchell, Laura Gibson, Annie Lennox, Lisa Ekdahl, Kat Flint, Laura Marling, Hayley Westenra and others, for the rhythms that help me reconnect with the flow. (aka The Zone)