Yolanda Fernandez-Shebeko's work is inspired by Milton Resnik, Joan Mitchell, and Agnes Martin. Although each of them produced very different work throughout their careers, their accomplishments all stand on the same mountain. Milton Resnick insisted that the only direction and space in painting that there could be was ‘to ascend’. Her paintings begin by letting the paint start its own visual language. Then she prepares the colors to a specific density and viscosity and let them show her a path into what will become both subject and the perception of the resulting work.