Abstract art is a topic that means many different things to many different people. There are so many variations in the subject matter that the types and forms are endless. I use abstract methods as tools to deal with the emotional, psychological, and sometimes technical challenges that a painting presents to me. Abstract is a way for me to deal with the challenges of working with whatever medium or subject matter on hand in a constructive way. As any artist knows, creating a work of art can put you through an array of feelings and emotions that need to be dealt with in some form or another.