Abstractions are neither easily definable or easily accomplished. I find that what I call an abstraction, meaning lifted out of the realm of the specific to the realm of the general, is not seen as such by others, instead, they are often called expressive works. So, I have tried to continuing branching out with my paintings and drawings to test the limits of what is generally recognized as an abstraction. The work with the forest aside Vulcan´s Pond is a good example of what I am talking about. To me it is an abstraction as the idea of tree and pond is conveyed without any specifics. Others reply that it is obviously a landscape or ¨expressive work¨. Thoughts?