What's in a Line?

I am interested in the lines that make up an image and how they create forms.  In this series, I was inspired by 20th Century paintings; I used them as a model and abstracted from them lines to create new shapes.  Ultimately each piece loosely resembles the original painting, but has become its own interpretation.  My process begins with creating the cloud-like background.  This background is not meant to distract from the image, but rather set a mood and provide a foundation from which the lines can speak for themselves.