I went to an artists' panel discussion on the show called
Tidal Zone, currently at our local art center.
I took notes.
I had viewed the show previously & enjoyed it on an aesthetic level,
but the artists describing their process,
not just process with materials,
but also their research, their thinking, their histories...
THAT was marvelous!
It seems to me that much of abstract art,
& non-objective art,
is about concept & process,
so artist explanations are important.
I became aware of how the actual works can be a record,
or result of rich & deep work.
They spoke about rules & also serendipity.
About how exciting it is to discover what will happen
as a sequence of works is formed.