Sun bleached bones were most wonderful against the blue that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way things I had no words for.
Nobody sees a flower really it is so small it takes time we haven't time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Sunbleached bones were most wonderful against the blue that blue that will always be there as it is now after all man's destruction is finished.
It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect, that I saw a stilllife painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite, but so small you really could not appreciate it.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me - shapes and ideas so near to me - so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.
If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment.
I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me ... shapes and ideas so near to me ... so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down.
I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say ... in paint.
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
My first memory is of the brightness of light ... light all around. I was sitting among pillows on a quilt on the ground ... very large white pillows ...
The days you work are the best days
I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.