Don’t worry about self-expression

The material should be filtered through you rather than your filtering yourself through the material. Self-expression is a natural by-product of your work, because you are doing it. If the purpose of the project is to express yourself, there is a danger there will be no surprises.

Corita Kent

Corita Kent: for the oak (1971), serigraphy

 

TRANSCRIBED TEXT: the press of my foot to the earth springs a hundred affections Whitman: “Leaves of Grass”

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rio says:

    “The material should be filtered through you rather than your filtering yourself through the material.” –well said!

  2. Oh, I loved Sister Corita’s poster/images/art-with-words when I was a young teenager looking everywhere for inspiration & guidance. The quotes she chose led me to some of my favorite writers & thinkers (Whitman among them…)

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