"Abstraction is real,
probably more real than nature.
I prefer to see with closed eyes."
- Joseph Albers (1888 - 1976)
"Abstraction allows man to see
with his mind what he cannot
physically see with his eyes...
Abstract art enables the artist
to perceive beyond the tangible,
to extract the infinite out of the finite.
It is the emancipation of the mind.
It is an explosion into unknown areas."
(1904 - 1948)