Why abstract art?

I tend to make abstract work mainly due to the invention of the camera. These days everyone has a camera in their pocket. Of course there are other aspects to figurative work, but it seems like most messages and aesthetics can be achieved with a camera. My upbringing, both time and environment, also fostered in the draw to producing abstract artwork. My dad was a civil engineer and always had an ample supply of measuring equipment and tools for use in the production of abstract art. Coming of age in the late 1980s also influenced my design aesthetic. The geometric movements from this time period, especially brands from the skateboard and music culture — Vision Street Wear, Sims, G&S, MTV, and Benetton made abstract patterns and designs seem more palatable.