• It would be an endless battle if it were all up to ego
    because it does not destroy and is not destroyed by itself
    It is like a wave
    it makes itself up, it rushes forward getting nowhere really
    it crashes, withdraws and makes itself up again
    pulls itself together with pride
    towers with pride
    rushes forward into imaginary conquest
    crashes in frustration
    withdraws with remorse and repentance
    pulls itself together with new resolution

    Agnes Martin, Lawrence Alloway (1973). “Agnes Martin: Exhibition January 22 to March 1, 1973”