"Art comes from a place that is way deeper than words and ideas and things. It goes out to the same deep place in the viewer. The work itself is the point of contact, the spark that jumps between the poles. It yields a special kind of recognition and pleasure, but it does not submit to rational explication."
– Walter Darby Bannard, American abstract painter. Quote from Artbroken: What Art Is and How We Stopped Making It (2007 talk)