Random inspirations iii

Everything Nina Katchadourian does makes me think differently about the world. I’ve linked to sorted books before. I loved this today.

Missing her already: Pamela Bone, columnist for the Age, died last Saturday. She was the person I most want to be like when I grow up – courageous, passionate, honest, prophetic, and a beautiful writer. They’ve reprinted one of her columns in today’s paper.

… and a late addition that may not yet make sense: I love this line from Rothko’s entry on Wikipedia, “I am not an abstract painter. I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man’s basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny.” I wonder if that’s why so much of our worship seems like a vapid watercolour when it’s laid against the reality of life. we forget we’re working with the paint of tragedy, ecstasy and destiny…


  1. Kel

    watercolour worship – good descriptor

    when we get real it might be more like creating art with paint bomb balloons
    full of rich bold thick textured paint
    splodging wherever it lands
    and it being called “good”

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