So, why abstracts? The answer is simple, if perhaps a bit goofy. I'm going to be working on abstracts (concurrently with my narrative work) because I have an idea that doing so will make my narrative work better. After having had (IMO) two or three breakthroughs in my work over the last 18 months, I have stalled out. I need to find a way to push through, to, as is my wont, improve the work, get better - and I think this is the way to do it. Along with a self-directed course of study in abstract art "masters", composing abstract work will, I hope, enable me to see differently, more clearly, allow my brain to expand so my work will grow. That's the plan, anyway!