Thursday, April 21, 2022

And it’s so beautiful

 Your book makes a distinction between ‘sitting’ and ‘posing’ and the two verbs describe the same thing in principle, but they don’t.  And I have the feeling that most writers of memoirs are going into their past, and they are posing as themselves at an earlier point in their lives and you are sitting for yourself, in the present, and that’s what gives the writing this strange quality.  It has a strange quality to it.  It’s hard to describe - I can’t.  But you are definitely sitting for your self. 

Judith Thurman conversing with Celia Paul in the beautiful interview about Celia Paul’s book, Self Portrait. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

horizon view

 The world goes on and there is nothing we can do.

  Louise Bourgeois 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

a green cartouche

When artists do their work, we see all the good things in life.  Truth, beauty, humanity, love, that are otherwise obscured by the agenda.  

Richard Tuttle

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Variations on prayers

 When an artist is making a work, I’m not sure how much they can actually think about the audience.  The degree of communication is always a dubious question.  I try to pay attention to the integrity of the work and worry about translation later.  The most successful work I’ve done is where it is completely open to interpretation.  It doesn’t dictate one way of making.  Sherin Neshat 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Perivale work

A small show about circles and red thread and new growth and mothering and care for the planet.  The quilt for Baby Earth with four watercolours with stitching.