The very act of seeing is abstraction.
In today's simple notan sketch of a tree, I was hoping to identify some angles that I was playing with last week. I realised that this exercise was futile for the following reasons:
A two dimensional rendition of a three dimensional subject was not going to lend itself to this aim ( I would have probably been better off doing a cubist rendition);
The very act of seeing the tree and sketching it is abstracting the reality of the tree. This reality changed, the moment I shifted my position.
The viewer has to reconstruct this complex reality in his mind.
I realised that in my colour field paintings, which are already abstracted in terms of the colours I use to convey emotion, the viewer is of utmost importance: the painting constructs itself in her / his mind.
I am wondering if it will be an overload... organic structures, forms and shapes in my colour fields...