Inspirations

"All nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good;
And spite of pride, in erring reasons' spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right." Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Essay on Man

"On those who step in the same river, different and different waters flow . . . " Heraclitus, 6th century BC, FRAGMENT 12 (quoted in Arius Didymus)

"Contriversy is the greatest contribution art can make," Michele Russo Interview 1983.

"There is often a big disparity between the way in which we perceive things and the way things really are." HH the Dalai Lama

"Art is not what you see but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

"If we begin at once to break the bounds which bind us to nature, and devote ourselves purely to combination of pure color and abstract form, we shall produce works which are mere decorations, which are suited to neckties or carpets." Wassily Kandinsky

"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution." Ansel Adams

"A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer, it dies by the same token. It is therefore it is a risky act to send it out into the world." Mark Rothko

"I have always felt the Abstract was essentially the grammar and language of art." Michele Russo Paradoxes 1984

"And if you say you are moved only by their color relationships then you miss the point.” Mark Rothko

All objects in the universe always travel through spacetime at one fixed speed, the speed of light. An object that is not moving is traveling through the time dimension at the speed of light. (paraphrase) Albert Einstein

"The impermanence of all forms is the starting point of Buddhism. The Buddha taught that ‘all compounded things are impermanent’, and that all suffering in the world arises from our trying to cling to fixed forms - objects, people or ideas - instead of accepting the world as it moves and changes. Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, p211

"I do believe in time,"I just think our intuition about it is wrong." Brian Greene, physicist, 2004

"As your insight into the ultimate nature of reality is deepened you will perceive phenomena as illusion-like" HH the Dalai Lama

...need to demolish the usual identity of things "in order to destroy the finite associations with which our society increasingly enshrouds every aspect of our environment." Mark Rothko

"I strive to push the boundaries of what we know and what seems possible at this time." Theo Jansen

“I say, play your own way. Don’t play what the public wants. You play what you want and let the public pick up on what you’re doing — even if it does take them fifteen, twenty years.” Thelonious Monk

"...I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen,..."
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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