Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art is part of life, not an idea of it.

The visible patience in a quilt stands for thought and reflection

My art contains me.
It contains my worries and my hopes.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

deep knowledge

1 2 3  1 2 3 4  1 2 3  1 2 3 4 5

5 4 3 2 1  3 2 1  4 3 2 1  3 2 1

scale fingering for 'normal' scales

Sunday, January 15, 2017


Music that is immediately understood will not outlast its generation.
Do Not Say we have Nothing ...page 286

Friday, January 13, 2017

the meaning


The meaning of a work of art is a function of how the parts are combined.
the mis-matches
the visible seams
the noticable way it was made
That. Is. The. Meaning.

Understand these meaningful things.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

back in my high ceiling studio

Art is a privilege, a blessing, a relief.
The privilege is the access to the unconscious.
It i a fantastic privilege to have access to the unconscious.
There is something very special in being able to sublimate your unconscious....and something very painful in the access to it.

I'm a complete loner.
It doesn't help me to associate with people.
It really doesn't help me.

Louise Bourgeois

Friday, January 6, 2017


How had this composer from the west turned away from the linear and found his voice in the cyclical in canons and fugues, in what Bach referred to as God's time and  in what the ancient Song and Tang scholars saw as the continual reituration of the past, the turning of the wheel of history.
Ending only to start agin.
Couold Bach's limitations create another kind of freedom?
from Do Not Say We Have Nothing , Madeline Thien

Wednesday, January 4, 2017