The small things in everyday life are no less sacred than the great issues of human existence …

”The artist Lari Pittman once told me that the decorative is a way of managing the great barbarity of the world, a means to keep the radical contingency and cruel unknowability of what is going to happen next at bay. This means that the decorative is a strategy against violence, and in that regard it’s no mistake that the decorative has long been the province of the historically disenfranchised—women, servants, queers—charged with the tasks of keeping house and maintaining culture.”

Helen Molesworth in: (Nothing but) Flowers

monoprint on paper

“Becoming the artists and theologians of our own lives, we can approach the depth that is the domain of soul. When we leave art only to the accomplished painter and the museum, instead of fostering our own artful sensibilities through them, then our lives lose opportunities for soul.”

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

6 Comments Add yours

  1. pflanzwas says:

    I really love to see the development in your work. Great picture! And thanks for the interesting and inspiring quotes 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you so much! Wish you a wonderful week!

  2. Thank you for these Sigrun. I so appreciate your posts.

    With love, Suzi

    Suzi Banks Baum Learn about my work at Instagram @suzibb

    I respond to emails twice a day. Please text me at 413 429 1799 if your need is urgent.

    Daily creative practice stills the chaos.


    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you so much for taking time to look around. I’m in a wonderful place with my art making at the moment, I hoped for joy – and it showed up!

  3. bluebrightly says:

    Molesworth’s comment is fascinating – thanks for that! Maybe I’ll look for the book. And your painting is wonderfully direct and lively.

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