I paint a lot of abstract work and each picture has to be named for identification purposes. However I want viewers to interpret my work in their own way.
I find it encouraging the way people put their own interpretations on my work and the last thing I want to do is give a title with meaning .If I called a piece Lazy Sea, for example, then that is all they would see when they look at it. To my mind the joy of abstracts is the liberation from conventional thoughts and processes.
The question therefore arises as to how to name them. Well I invent words for mine – I called a recent work Cyclision for example - so no it isn't arty bollocks - there is logic behind it.
I must agree that random letters and numbers, as well as words that are unpronounceable, are a bit OTT (and possibly verging on arty bollox) but words that can be pronounced even though they have no meaning are, to my mind, the most appropriate way to title non-representational work.
By the way if anyone wants to invent words try googling Nonsense Word Generator – loads of ideas there.