However, at our local art fair, people just could not deal with the open spaces. Almost every comment was, "Well, what do you put in these holes?" I had 4 separate suggestions to put some nests and birds in them. One person thought it was one of those games where you throw a ball in the circles and asked me if there was a ball that went with it. It was the first time I had to explain many times that an abstract has no specific meaning. It is more about concept, movement, lines, patterns, shapes, color or textures; the simplicity or exaggeration of one or all. That an abstract allows the viewer to experience it and interpret it his own way--different from anyone else's version. What I found most interesting was how uncomfortable people were with the empty spaces. There was a compulsion to "fill an empty space with something". Interesting, right?