“One really beautiful wrist motion, that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it. It looks as if it were born in a minute” -Helen Frankenthaler
“It’s all the unwordable things one wants to write about, just as it’s all the unformable things one wants to paint” -Emily Carr
Art is a guaranty of sanity. That is the most important thing I have said.
An artist can show things that other people are terrified of expressing.
To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.
“The imaginary is what tends to become real.”
“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
“The mind which plunges into surrealism, relives with burning excitement the best part of childhood”
“Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse
“The more frightening the world becomes…the more art becomes abstract”
“They are imbeciles who call my work abstract. That which they call abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the exterior but the idea, the essence of things.”
“Objects damage pictures.”
“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I prefer to see with closed eyes.”