Curatorial Abstraction is a process by which an abstract painter arrives at a narrative structure for their work to exist within through the repeated editing and reevaluation of a series of paintings. Essential to the notion of curatorial abstraction is the distancing between the acts of creating and making and the acts of observing, researching and arranging. The dialogue between the immediate and extended readings of a work bring about a deeper context for the work to operate within. Curatorial Abstraction contends that the artist continues to inform the meaning of the work long after it is made, yet  it acknowledges that the most significant  meaning in any painting is ultimately mediated by any number of viewer/participants through various subjective acts of curation and observation.