Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Aztec


24X18 Oil and gold leaf on canvas
Collection of Richard Speer

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is
translated through you into action, and because there is only
one of you in all time this expression is unique. And if you
block it, it will never exist through any other medium and
will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business
to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it
compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep
it yours clearly and directly....to keep the channel open. You
do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have
to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate
you. Keep the channels open!"

Martha Graham Dance to the Piper

5 comments:

Melinda said...

Comforting words...good medicine for the art soul. Your work is truly wonderful. I've listed your blog for the Passion for Painting Award and hope that others will visit and enjoy your words and work!

Cathy Mendola said...

Love the painting and I've always loved that comment by Martha!

Katherine said...

Thank you Belinda for the award and sending people my way.

Katherine said...

Thank you Cathy. The quote is such a good reminder I have been rereading it for years.

Dean Grey said...

I love the colors and textures here!

-Dean