ART Although I feel that visual arts should not be constrained by more than an artist’s abilities, in their efforts to express their inner thoughts and feelings, the reality of my situation at the moment is that I seem to best express myself in five main areas, with a sometimes overlapping of these. Purely Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Figurative, Expressionism, and Illustrative. However, over the years, I have often wondered about the reasons and motivations that lead me to create works of art, especially that of purely abstract work. I can readily understand doing a representational piece, or an illustrative drawing, because these ideas come from easy to grasp ideas we may get from past and present experiences, and daily interactions with people and social issues, and transforming these into works of art is merely the act of filling the preconceived ideas into the creative process called the visual arts. The motivation in creating purely abstract work seems to come from a deeper and more esoteric area of the brain and analyzing the motivation towards purely abstract work has always led me to give up trying to over analyze these creative periods, but just “go with the flow” and accept the fact that some things are best left as purely an energy force with no real grounded explanation. The closest explanation I have thought about during these abstract creative periods is that at the time I am visualizing and conceptualizing a sculpture, I have entered a zone of purely esoteric feelings where I am at one with the piece I am working on, and as long as no sociological, psychological, or personal feelings enter this zone the piece remains as a purely abstract work, otherwise if some external influence invades this zone, the piece becomes either representational or abstract representational, and rarely, figurative.