If you look at my art and experience something, and are moved and feel a connection, this is the highest achievement I hope for. There is nothing more to understand. Abstraction, like any art form, is just a way to express, to reach out, to connect and converse with you a little. If you look at a landscape or a portrait and feel something, it's precisely the same intangible element inherent in a great abstract painting. It's emotional - that experience is abstract no matter the form. And it's either present or it's not (for me this is the definition of art), but the experience is unique to each person, and from moment to moment within a single life, and even within the larger historical context. So it's completely impossible to judge. It's something powerful, mysterious, elusive.