I write and underline in every interesting book I read. Making notes in beautiful art-books is obviously rather foolish, but if I’m to engage with what I read, I need to have a pen in hand, to scribble. This is also why I much prefer paper to digital books.
The text above is an excerpt of what I read this morning, a short cut from a lecture given by Agnes Martin in 1979. How is one to understand what she is saying here?
I read a sentence, stop to think, underline, read again, turn the words around in my mind. What is she trying to tell us? What does it all mean? Can I relate? Do I agree?
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
– Agnes Martin