Abstract art is often mysterious. Sometimes the viewer can make out the figures and images. Other times, the work seems like a hodgepodge of. . .whatever. The beholder's reaction is fundamental, however. Curiosity? Joy? Disgust? Smiles? Analysis? Calm? Energy? Intrigue? The artist provokes the response by coalescing elements of the abstract visual language of line, shape, form, value, texture, color, and pattern. My series to date is more conceptual than amorphous, arousing thought, conversation -- and even laughter.