I have been painting abstract works periodically for over forty years. Rather than have an idea in mind, generally I have some yet to be understood mass of emotions that compel me to paint in the abstract. Occasionally, as in the 70’s a new media such as acrylics then led me to paint hard edge works. Now having well over 10,000 hours of practice in a single activity that scientists believe is required to get into the zone-I call it being on automatic. I agree with Picasso’s statement at that level of doing, “I do not seek but find." I have no doubt that I will continue to do abstract works for the rest of my life.