Non-representational art is about process, says Jean Banes, at the Florida Museum of Women Artists the day after Nancy made these drawings. “Abstract art takes a recognizable object and distorts it, non-representational art is pure process.”

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I’m no art historian, but I have begun doing a bit of reading on non-representational art. Seems it has no defined subject, relying on line, form, and color to evoke a response from the viewer. Representational artists use techniques like shading; non-representational artists don’t really bother with perspective. According to her artist statement, Jean Banes’ work “communicates a sense of mystery, a feeling that cannot be fully understood or explained.” I’m just getting started.


Note: No poison ivy was harmed in the snapping of this photo.


She is my developmentally disabled sister-in-law, Nancy,
and I am Jeanne, the woman who flat-out loves her.
Go here to start at the beginning and read your way current.
And there’s a pinterest board, too.