February 3rd, 2005

pinhole camera

Picasso

Painting isn't an aesthetic operation. It's a form of magic designed as the mediator between this strange, hostile world and us-- a way of seizing power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires.
-- Pablo Picasso

Painting is transmission of the unknown right though the artist onto a surface. Desires and terrors may act as magnets arranging the molecules of paint on the page. Artists talk to each other across the centuries and their magic magnetic fields also affect each painting.
-- honoria