Ah, so now you have arrived at my personal favorite collection. While I enjoy making impressionistic and representational art it is with abstract art that my soul really sings. With abstracts my soul mainlines the Muse...my Ego has left the building, not to return till the piece is named, and sometimes not even then. Thus the name of this Collection. An abstract begins where conscious thought leaves- I begin to make a mark on some substrate with some medium and off it goes. I never know what is going to happen. It is the most freeing and exciting art making. That is not to say that there is no skill or technique involved. As with the all art, these are essential abilities honed over many years and much practice and learning- this is the “material” the Muse has to work with after all: understanding composition, design, color mixing, mastery of the medium. . . all this and more. While necessary, these are just the starting point. Add some wonder, some playfulness and the willingness to try anything and then, with luck, magic happens!