To get your Morning off to a good start:
- I reread Jeanette Winterson's "Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery" via Brain Pickings several times this week as it completely resonated with me. She described the art that I want to create. "There is a constant exchange of emotion between us, between the three of us; the artist I need never meet, the painting in its own right, and me, the one who loves it and can no longer live independent of it. The triangle of exchange alters, is fluid, is subtle, is profound and is one of those unverifiable facts that anyone who cares for painting soon discovers… The totality of the picture comments on the totality of what I am."
- “Expectation is the grandfather of disappointment. The world can never own a man who wants nothing.” Wu Hsin
- Powers of Two: a conversation between Austin Kleon and Joshua Wolf Shenk about the myth of the lone genius.
- I went to the Paul Strand exhibit at the Philly Art Museum on Sunday. Amazing seeing originals of history's great photographs. More thoughts on the exhibit later this week.