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To abstract a subject is to look within that subject. To analyze the feel and flavor of something that is perhaps innanimate or even not real at all. Thoughts, emotions, ideas, feelings, colors, shapes, classical subject matter are all perfect subjects for abstraction.

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Growing up with a lazy eye,  ending up having surgery at the age of 5 to correct my vision and growing older combined with losing my adult eye sight, all have contributed to my love and appreciation of abstract art. I remember being a small child adapting to a constant fuzziness in my eye sight. I would play in my parent’s driveway making out artful images in the oil stains on the ground left by leaky vehicles of family and friends. Sometimes I would get my friends or cousins to join in the fun and try and see secret messages in the faded oil stains on cement. I could entertain myself and others for hours with this kind of creative play. I was already an imaginative child and the fuzzy images brought from eye to brain only contributed to that wild imagination.

My love of abstract art, without a doubt, came from these brain storming games of the eye and mind. To abstract a subject is to look within that subject. To analyze the feel and flavor of something that is perhaps inanimate or even not real at all. Thoughts, emotions, ideas, feelings, colors, shapes, classical subject matter are all perfect subjects for abstraction. Anything can be abstracted. It is true freedom of creative license.

Mother & Child by Borovkoff

Mother & Child by Borovkoff

Abstract art should make the viewer think of something. It should bring idea and movement to the brain and soul of the viewer. It should help to evolve the human race to a higher level atom by atom. It should evoke passion and emotion. And it should be beautiful, even in its own sad ugliness.

We all think alike, whether we like it or not. We all are drops in a giant pool of liquid life. And artists are all plugged into this great pool of human emotional froth. Artists feel the movement of humanity on waking up in the morning and they don’t stop until their eyes shut in the evening. And even with eyes shut, the great collective consciousness of humanity effects the artists mind. And everyone has an artist inside of themselves waiting to ride a creative surfboard over cascading, white capped waves of evolvement.

It is not uncommon for fellow artists to meet at shows, lectures or classes and realize that all of the combined artists at that event are working on the same ideas or same notions of artistic evolution. This is the artist collective consciousness. We are all one and we are working to end the suffering and horror of human life, and to evolve to some higher plane that will take us away from the miseries of existence. Something greater than us directs our minds towards a team creation. Maybe even something with great purpose.

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