Thanks for this. It is not far off the mark.
It's very interesting, because part of what brought me to post the question is my painting. I posted this after spending time in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It doesn't only relate to my painting, but painting is one place where its effects can be seen; they take some permanence. I don't put myself into my paintings anymore or less than I put myself into anything that I say or do. I can't remove myself from them.
That being understood, the matter isn't so much the painting. The matter is myself. And, then question I have, for myself, is whether or not there is a quality to that space that I can experience, if not better understand.