January 16, 2010

“Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

“Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”

“Now and then when I get an idea for a picture, I think, how ordinary. Why paint that old rock? Why not go for a walk instead? But then I realise that to someone else it may not seem so ordinary.”

“I don’t see why we ever think of what others think of what we do — no matter who they are. Isn’t it enough just to express yourself?”

“The days you work are the best days.”

Georgia O’Keefe

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January 12, 2010

“I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.”

Kurt Vonnegut

Anaïs Nin

December 31, 2009

“I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.”

“Joy appears now in the little things. The big themes remain tragic but a leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the taste of coffee–Joy accompanied me as I walked to the press. The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.”

“I know why families were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.”

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anaïs Nin

December 21, 2009

“And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.” Martin Scorsese

December 18, 2009

“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
Walker Evans

September 14, 2009

“Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.”
Gustave Flaubert

September 2, 2009

Matt’s blog today: a really good digital art professor and ninja  once told me: “always be looking, always be reading, always be writing, always be making. these four things complete a contemporary artistic practice.”