This new and exciting category for 2023 is about interpretation, freedom, and expression. Since the early 1900’s, abstract art has provided a central stream of modern art and is an essential pillar of the art world. This year, DSWF has invited those who choose to express themselves non-figuratively to showcase their talents for wildlife. With the natural world crumbling around us, the creative process is an essential tool used to capture the beauty and fragility of global biodiversity. The dynamism and intrigue of abstract creation opens a door for pure and raw displays of feeling and freedom, allowing an entirely new audience to be a part of the competition.