Sunday, March 15, 2015

Finding Your Absolute

"Certainly for artists of all stripes, the unknown, the idea or the form or the tale that has not yet arrived, is what must be found. It is the job of artists to open doors and invite in prophesies, the unknown, the unfamiliar; it's where their work comes from, although its arrival signals the beginning of the long disciplined process of making it their own."  ~ Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost


Diane McGregor, Nitha, 2015, oil on canvas, 24x24 inches


4 comments:

Dara Mark said...

i love the suggestions of squares or shapes in this painting, and the way they remain for the viewer to complete, or not. I can get lost in the fog of unknowing.

Diane McGregor said...

Thanks, Dara. I chose this quote because it so keenly defines the work of the artist finding their voice -- I like the way you see the "unknown" in this painting!

Sue Marrazzo said...

GREAT post! LOVE your style!

Diane McGregor said...

I really appreciate your comment, Sue! Thanks so much!