"I want to mention a few of the individuals and ideas that have been important to my career:
Wassily Kandinsky, who separted color and form from subject matter.
The art critic Clement Greenberg who saw abstract expressionism as formal. 'A style like all styles, with achievable standards of structural completeness.'
Dr. Edward De Bono's 'Lateral Thinking' with emphasis on alternative possibilities while striving for closure.
A study of cellular automata in Stephan Wolfram's 'A New Kind of Science' reenformed my desire to not be satisfied with the first solution the aesthetics workinging in the art work present to me.
I am interested in chaos theory dealing with the flow of fluids, formation of edges and pattern recognition.
The study of string theory and 'M' theory present many ideas for expressing multi-dimensional concepts in my paintings.
The Study of cosmology, The Big Bang Theory, The Inflationary Model, and The Cyclic Model of the Universe suggest possible paintings."
"In these paintings I often begin with free form color to suggest the subject matter. I work in nonconsecutive series; symbolic, figurative, landscape, geometric, and abstract. I have experimented with the forming of a painting in oil under a layer of water. The paintings, 'Peachy Green', 'Warm Springs', and 'Candy Store' were made primarily that way. Along with the brush, I use squeegees and various other tools to make the paintings. Some of the materials used besides oil and acrylic paint are expandable foam, wax, sand, marble dust, metallics, lusters, and paper pulp."
- Gary Eyster