Monday, April 29, 2013


Picasso once said that there was nothing that he did as a painter that a child of four couldn’t do with 30 years experience. The salient point is that the artist - despite the years of experience - retains a ‘child-likeness’, a quality that accompanies self-forgetfulness. The restoration of this quality requires an openness that is possible only as one steps outside of the assumed needs and prejudices that otherwise bolster and empower the public persona. The journey that every artist makes, whether they are a musician, or a painter, an actor or a writer, or even a baker or a shoemaker, involves “getting out of the way” - a doing without DOING, a thinking, without THINKING. One thinks like showers coming down from sky; like the waves rolling on the ocean; like the stars illuminating the nightly heavens. Indeed s/he is the showers, the ocean, the stars.

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