Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Thank you for visiting. The purpose of this Notes is to share my thinking about the relationship between abstract art and human interaction.
As you read this, you are now part of a group that has come together voluntarily and spontaneously. The structure of the group is fluid, changing shape in response to all who enter, share, and leave. It is indefinable yet there are boundaries.
I encourage readers to share thoughts about the writing and the paintings so that together we can enhance this conceptual framework which metaphorically adds color and form to the art.
Your verbal responses are the color and shape that go on the canvas. A red curved line, a yellow squiggle, a purple half circle, a green schmear, now in relation to one another. (I hope no one identifies too closely with the green schmear.)
When we step back and observe this canvas, what may happen is that the parts, that are the colors, shape, form, spacing are all contained by the boundaries of the canvas and become abstract art. Your contribution is now part of the whole: ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, in art and in an individual and his or her relationships.’
- Allan Gelber