These experiments in abstraction made me face a series of questions I have about my work. These drawings were part of a deconstruction process I undertook. The questions which I found most difficult to deal with were,
What does abstraction mean to me?
Is it a bad thing to express emotion in my work, and if so why?
What message am I trying to convey?
Is there a way I can rationalise this process?
I began by making a series of abstract paintings and drawings, but because I had so many questions I felt my work was not resonating with me and that I had to focus on where my practice was rooted, where the actual incentive lies for my artistic endeavor. Inevitably I have now taken the path of critical analysis, exploration and a search for answers.