When leaving my studio yesterday, I noticed a paper attached outside the studio door of Nelle Ferarra. Nelle is a wonderful painter who does lively, colorful abstracts. It's probably been there a while but I've never taken the time to read it. In the last year, I have started doing abstracts. I have always loved them and I own several. But I have always struggled to define abstracts to people who don't understand them. When I read the article, I loved the part that says, "Abstraction is part poetry, part music, part mathematics, and philosophy...". That, to me, sums it up. That is abstraction.
I would love to know your definition. Please reply and I'll post it to the comments.