"Tal-Coat 's feeling for an original act is pronounced in his wash drawings. For each he mixes a unique brew, using at various times soot, turpentine, pigment, and water, always depending on his original inspiration. He executes each with a sureness of brush that has sometimes induced critics to speak of his Orientalism. Motifs recur, but never with the same intonation. The "upsurges"-another of his favorite words-of a moment fill the page, in which no-space and all-space find equanimity. These shapes are not symbols, but rather the analogues of movements and objects in nature, produced by light."