A lovely and newly treasured quote from a recent read, Chuck Close: Life. There must be brainless parts of the process, so that one doesn’t just wait around for that magic moment when all the stars align, which may or may not come. For me, its in these daily tasks that I find the most momentum.
I’m terribly interested in the process of things. . . how does the seed become something. . .how our bodies react to nourishment vs. junk. . . how mass can be broken down into the most microscopic elegance. . .how butterflies know how to get to mexico. . .how an idea becomes a novel, a dance, a song, a painting. . .how something is created. For me, it has to be a bit more than a feeling or inspiration. It has to be rooted somewhere in my journey and grown out of the abundance of information I’m continually digesting (when I’m not making supper or folding clothes, of course). One part of this gathering is finding artists whose works trigger something in me. Sometimes I can pinpoint exactly what it is that strikes me, othertimes I may never know, though always they nourish some direction in me.
Alexis Rockman – Loam
Alexis Rockman – Patterns of Heredity
Walmor Correa – Cryptozoology
Walton Ford – Bangalore
Walton Ford – New Tricks for Ancient Wings
Gerome Kamrowski – Biological