There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
August 20, 2020
Or you can remove part of the literal and leave just what you want. In this image, I play with both. I believe in doing so, it
becomes even more vital and alive. Some images I will take much further in post than others, if I feel they can be made more expressive by doing so. One has to use one’s own personal judgement when it comes to one’s art. I think I did the exact right thing with this image. It captures the whole feeling of the time and place in a more powerful way than a purely literal representation would have done.