From the Series of Essays Ritual Practices by Elaine Smollin It’s common to see the ideals we project through visual means fall away from their central aim, which is, to provide a testament to life unmediated. And so it is, that if an image fails our abilities to provide its abstraction, the conditions we [...]
"If art is about aesthetics and perception (seeing) and knowing in action…Can we continue the dialogue for art to be limited to the equal of making?"
- Robert Irwin
Art like life should be free, since both are experimental.
- George Santayana
"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it. "
- Robert Motherwell
"Don't love yourself in art, love the art within you"
- Stellar Adler
"Art is not only a form of action, it is a form of social action. For art is a type of communication, and when it enters the environment, it produces its effects just as any other form of action does. "
- Mark Rothko
"When a thing is seen through the consciousness of temporality, it is changed into something that is nothing. This all-engulfing sense provides the mental ground for the object, so that it ceases being a mere object and becomes art. “
- Robert Smithson