Abstraction is definitely a language of its own.  

An abstract work can be a bridge to very personal observations.  Even more intense sometimes than representational ones.

The paint, papers and photography are all liquid for me, adjustable until their relationship feels right.  That, along with no preconceived destination, makes the joining of elements the fun that it is.  I’ve done my share of journalistic joinings.  Other people’s purposes are far more complicated and often compromised.  The no pre-conceived destination does raise curiosity about why these elements become joined in the first place.  It’s simple.  I had the ingredients and their final arrangement seemed right.  That rightness always surprises me. Surprise is fun. I hope the viewer is surprised.


Dennis Wheeler