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

25 September 2018

Happy birthday, Rothko.

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969

Mark Rothko was born on this day in 1903.

The reason for my painting large canvases is that I want to be intimate and human. To paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience, to look upon an experience as a stereopticon view or with a reducing glass.  This world of the imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. However you paint the larger picture, you are in it. It isn't something you command. 

Mark Rothko

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