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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Adolph Gottlieb

"Painting is self-discovery.  You arrive at the image through the act of painting."

American Painter
1903 - 1974

Three Discs on Chrome Ground (1969)
Any form of creative expression is an act of self-discovery if we are observant.  What do you learn about yourself in the process of painting?  What does your writing practice teach you about your obsessions — the themes of your life?  Do you hear your soul singing in your music?  What lessons are at the heart of the stories you tell?  We create works of art in order to understand ourselves whether we are eighteen or eighty-eight.  We create in order to understand our place in the worlds we inhabit.