The work of Trevor Bazil is constructed of subtractive marks made into the built up layers of oil pastel on paper. The content of these pieces is formal elements of line, shape, texture, value, and color. The narrative is how these elements elicit a response from our emotions and intellect. Bazil’s aim is to allow the viewer to see the spiritual and mysterious through his abstract compositions: to be pulled into the work as it appeals to our senses. Bazil states, “we have been given our senses by God and can use them to uplift the spirit and soul.” As a means to tap into the spiritual, Bazil relies upon the intuition in both choosing the colors used and in the types of marks made. For Bazil, to rely on the intuition is to rely upon something higher and more timeless than man himself.