"In flight" is minimalist, with the single figure drawn in Sumi-e style. The simplicity is deliberate, using reduction in light and detail to elicit a response. Abstraction can allow the viewer to utilize the language of their unconscious, perhaps "parsing interior signs and symbols". Abstraction can be disorienting but also exhilarating. The deer, (is it a deer?) is alone and moving. Is it lost and afraid? With symbols, the viewers may project their own impressions, memories and emotions onto the work without the interference of words and familiar landscape.