seeing as i how i have neglected to inform you of your overwhelming awesomeness and ass kicking power i thought it was about time i got around to it. i have a good half of your stuff saved to my computer so i can use it as reference. i really don't like abstract stuff as a rule, but you've seriously rearranged my world view in that respect, as well as taught me about what can be done with color and (real, tangible) paint. thank you so much for existing and posting your stuff on a site like da whose populace (me, for instance) is, on the whole, unworthy to do your laundry.
I am glad that you have found some benefit or interest in what I do, but I guess I should address some things:
1. Most of my laundry has to be dry cleaned anyway (I wear a lot of suits and such), but seriously, that is a silly statement. While many folks here have been known to annoy me, everyone is in their own way seeking a voice, and more often than not, it is not a matter of comparing yourself to someone else, but to find the internal compass to lead yourself somewhere you want to go.
2. That being said, I am an elitist bastard and a misanthrope
3. I hate a lot of abstract work myself (I find most of it to be done by hacks and lazy fools who have no grasp of things like composition and general aesthetics), but really love those that can do it well ( `alchemism and ~03 come immediately to mind, as well as big influences on my own work like Jasper Johns and Mark Motherwell and Franz Kline). When it works, it's great...when it's just hacked together, it's a nigh infinite pile of steaming goat turd. Such is life.