Gleanings about art and life, found here and there:
A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book ‘means’ thereafter, perforce — both grammatically and actually — whatever meaning this or that reader gets out of it.
~ James Branch Cabell
Make beauty and vulnerability your allies in your brave journey of becoming.
Though I cannot predict what I shall be able to do, I hope to make a few sketches with perhaps something human in them …
~ The Letters of Vincent van Gogh – 4 September 1880
… art is a power that should be aimed at developing the soul. If art does not do this job, the abyss that separates us from God is left without a bridge. …
The artist must be blind to distinctions between ‘recognized’ and ‘unrecognized’ conventions of form, deaf to the transitory teaching and demands of his particular age. He must watch only the trend of the inner need, and hearken to its words alone. ~ Wassily Kandinsky
Artwork by Wassily Kandinsky