I painted many abstracts in my twenties using thick black felt tipped pens on paper or oil paint on 6 x 4 foot board. The shapes turned into huge black forms which seemed to dominate an imagined landscape, giving me feeling of Guardians. Guardians, protecting what? I had no idea. In the 60s everything seemed so positive. Eventually I took most of the work into the garden and burnt it.
Looking through a number of marker pen drawing in my possession- I found the abstracts resonated with me; gradually the new drawings I was doing evolved into large black 'Guardian Heads'.
We really need Guardians to protect our Habitat as we are not doing much about looking after the environment ourselves.