How can abstract art convey a sense of presence and meaning? This question coaxes something deep inside me to see what I can express. All the tools that are available to me – color, line, texture, contrast and the rest are nothing unless that something deep down responds and resonates to that question allowing the process to open. I feel this process gives me the possibility to directly convey to others what I express of that “something deep inside.” This question is a mystery that makes creating abstract art so fun and essential for me. I hope through my artwork this question of meaning and a sense of presence may be opened to others.