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Real is a Feeling
Many abstract artists have considered themselves to be realists because their work is about things that are real (even if not figurative or representational) love, loss, euphoria, pain. Human sensation and perception evolved to keep us alive, not to discern what is real. I believe abstraction can elicit experiences and feelings that are more real than figurative art; that's what this work is about. The paintings are whole-canvas explorations of formless color. I drip, spray, and fling layers of thinned gesso in order to achieve an interesting texture I then use to create and accentuate color contrast. It's a time consuming process, but at some point I find any additions would detract from the composition, so I varnish it heavily with high gloss varnish and consider the work finished. 
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