"I think viewers have affective responses that lead them to make-believe subjects or representations... ambiguous form encourages open-ended allusions. There's nothing in subjective make-believe that I would exclude from my paintings. I'm often surprised by the affects and allusions they provoke in me. All are accepted and all are contradicted and thus the work keeps returning to a state of meaninglessness." - William Conger
I think he really says it well here. Much of what I have been trying to do for decades. I was aware of his work back in the 1970s. When I see his work from that time I feel a real kinship with his work.