Sunday, July 6, 2008

the beauty of the Mark, the intention or ambivalence of the Maker

Robert Smithson 1970 diary page

william anatasi subway drawings

Often ( and for me as an artist this is not always a good thing) on the way to creating a new piece I will see a scrape on a wall, an inadverdent mark on a piece of tin or plastic, or the claw scrape of a wild animal on a tree and say to myself-

forget it! forget art!

you will never make a mark as provocative or beautiful.

parking lot markings

artist Cy Twombly

physicist Clint Sprott