”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
“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
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I really love to see the development in your work. Great picture! And thanks for the interesting and inspiring quotes 🙂 Have a nice weekend!
Thank you so much! Wish you a wonderful week!
Thank you for these Sigrun. I so appreciate your posts.
With love, Suzi
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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!
Molesworth’s comment is fascinating – thanks for that! Maybe I’ll look for the book. And your painting is wonderfully direct and lively.