'Painting is the original meditation, bodily and spiritual in nature. Self expression is unimportant; the artist’s job is to allow the work of art to have its own Being. Such art is about itself, it is not about the artist, but if the work of art fails to speak for itself, it is the artist who has failed. Abstraction is the most extreme form of painting, pure and like music. “Beauty is difficult” said Yeats.'