AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

31 January 2011

Seeing.

Andrew Wyeth, Branch In The Snow, 1980


Art to me, is seeing. I think you have got to use your eyes, as well as your emotion, and one without the other just doesn't work. I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad. There's a quote from Hamlet that is my guide... He tells the players not to exaggerate but to hold a mirror up to nature. Don't overdo it, don't underdo it. Do it just on the line.
- Andrew Wyeth

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