Abalans work addresses urban sensations that inspire deeper meditations. Her process of layering, mark-making, and building of surfaces in her paintings and drawings is an intuitive attempt to chronicle the events, encounters, and fleeting moments that punctuate her life in New York City. Fluctuations of sound and light, intonation of language, compression of space, and cultural extremism inform each layer. The exposed sections of early layers serve as the memory of a previous moment, and all of the individual episodes contribute to the final layer. The result is a time-lapsed narrative that aims to capture the nature of urbanism.