The Abstract Self-Portrait emphasis on the experience of the (painting) process. By literally transforming painting Say Yes When You Want To Say No #6 into video and sound, the painting unfolds with each added layer. A color accentuates a tone and no paint implies no sound. With The Abstract Self-Portrait, Roukens creates new gateways through that process into that sublime experience. The video continuously constructs moments of contradictions between process and result, between painting and sound, and between the artist and the viewer.