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existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

“abstract concepts such as love or beauty”

synonyms: theoreticalconceptualnotionalintellectualmetaphysicalidealphilosophical,academic;

rare ideational

“abstract conceptualizational”




  1. 1.

consider (something) theoretically or separately from something else.

“to abstract math and art from their historical context can lead to anachronism”

“to create a mathematical formula as an abstract, from which to quantify all human experience in the engagement of art.”

  1. 2.

extract or remove (something).

“applications to abstract more information from a text”

synonyms: extractisolateseparatedetach

“he abstracted the art of tragedy from its context”




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a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech.

“an abstract of his MFA thesis”

synonyms: summarysynopsisprécisrésuméoutlineabridgmentdigestsummation;


“an abstract of his book, journal, short story, or dissertation”

  1. 2.

an abstract work of art.

“a big unframed abstract”

“an immeasurably prodigious unbounded expansive articulation of abstractive ejaculations of protestation, works on paper”




Price of Genius, 2014, "award letter" on transparency in spray painted gold frame 1 of 3. the price of each piece is equivalent to the award/debt amount sited on the document.
untitled, 2015, shredded money, coins, cotton, human hair, butterflies, rocks, jewels, copper and other metal wire, wood, nails, plaster ornamentation, copper tubing. By Mail Collaboration with Nyugen Smith
I let my ocean flow into you, 2015, charcoal on wall and wood panel
criticism of contemporary critique, 2015, charcoal on journal of contemporary criticism
Detail of " where does the sadness lie, Greg Bordowitz", 2016, salt crystal grown from the artists tears of grief.