Keith Mayerson

Small Iconscape #4 (for Lois)

I have always been inspired by the Ab Ex artists' attempts to bring out the subconscious in their work, in a time post WWII and the bomb and during the McCarthy era, in part as it seems that no words, or narrative figurative language could bring about the emotions and feelings they had towards their own sometimes horrific worlds. I'm hoping that in our era, it's still "ok" to create abstract images, for these very reasons, especially in a very current time where, at some points, there are no words.