The abstract painter submits himself entirely to the unknown. He believes that today, the true language of colour and form is obscured and rendered ineffective by being put to the service of representation. Thus he is like a man swinging out into the void; his only props his colours, his shapes and their space-creating powers. Can he construct with these means a barque capable of carrying not only himself to some further shore, but with the aid of others, a whole flotilla which may be seen, eventually as having been carrying humanity forward to their unknown destination.
- Roger Hilton