I paint with my back to the world

 
Yesterday I moved home and studio. Body and mind need R&R. What could be better than a cup of tea and some wry wise reminders from painter Agnes Martin about what matters? I love what she shares about staying in bed until she knows exactly what she wants to paint. Ahhh.

 

Agnes Martin - Gratitude 2011

Agnes Martin – Gratitude – 2011

 

I don’t have any ideas of my own
and I don’t believe anybody else’s,
so that leaves me a clear mind …
– Agnes Martin

 

 


12.09.12

 

daily details 12.09.12

 

aizome (indigo) dye on wistaria bark cloth and cotton duck, arashi shibori
acrylic paint on textured canvas, bamboo, silk cord


Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness,
or perhaps of subconsciousness – I wouldn’t know.
But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

– Aaron Copeland


offering to aizen-myoo
song for Shindo-sensei