Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quotes - Fine Art, etc...

For my open studio in 2009 I sent a postal invite. It included some thoughts from myself and quotes that I feel are very relevant to today's current state of Fine Art. With some encouragement from friends, others; I am sharing the quotes from others again. I have included some other quotes as well that have been kicking around in my head recently as well.

“The frame is still with each change that fills it with  the attention. The attention is still with the frame that fills it with each change. Each change is still with the attention that fills it with the frame” -Maria Nordman

“Can you dance and think at the same time?” -Gil Scott Heron

“...Important perceptions, which go beyond common sense experience of ineffable states of consciousness, giving us access to the unfamiliar, the unknown, or those levels of knowing that cannot be translated into words. These are precisely the states of being least addressed by our culture at large.” -Melinda Wortz

“If you ask someone how their marriage is going and they say, “Sustainably,” it doesn’t have quite the same zing as “Flourishing!”  -William McDonough

“With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.” -Kasimir Malevich

“Perhaps the future role of the artist will be to act directly as the arbiter of qualities in our lives. Quality not as an add-on, as it is now, but as criteria in all matters of planning.” -Robert Irwin

“Let's say flotation suits me fine” -Swell

“The worst immorality is to give in, give up” -Andrea Dworkin

“Abreast with the Times” -Unknown Bulgarian (street? Fine?) Artist