If we artists are to survive this period at all - we will survive as spokesmen, never again as entertainers.
Occasionally, I like to select a mentor, a master, and let him guide me through a revision of one of my paintings... I try to move into his terrain, bringing my own ammunition... I do not believe... that this belittles my own personality.
Someday when I understand more things than I do now, the fundamentals of my drawing will be so tightly woven into those of existence that I will easily and naturally find the design which is the answer to many questions. Meanwhile, I draw continuously.
Seemingly the most easy of crafts, drawing is the one which reveals most tellingly our incapacity to sustain true vision and our acquiescence to the ready-made.
I shun drawing which is too easily formulated. It does not seem fertilized enough to produce consequences, and a drawing should be a provider of consequences.
My aim is a continuous, sustained, uncontrived image, motivated by nothing but passion.
You cannot simplify love by cutting away all but its essence.
I worked a great deal then, as you can only do on a set theme, absolved from the obligation to find a new fact, a new subject every day.
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