In Charles S. Peirce’s Collected Papers (1895), he states that “every picture is essentially a representation”. In Mythologies (1972), Roland Barthes suggests that pictures “become a kind of writing as soon as they are meaningful”. In consideration of these theories, where does Abstract Art fit? Given that much of Abstraction uses visual language to create meaning that is separated from the world, how does does it reflect and produce meaning? Does Abstraction, by striving not to be representational or meaningful, create a different types of signs?