Lankin writes of his work, "My paintings, acrylic on canvas, are abstract explorations of color and shape, line and mass, movement and balance. I begin my paintings with a plan. The original concept is just the beginning, however – I respond to what I see happening on the canvas. I work improvisationally, intuitively developing the image. My love of color and movement, music and dance are reflected in my painting’s shapes and lines. The finished work often reveals the history of revisions in the pentimenti of paint. My paintings embrace ambiguity and are imbued with multiple meanings."