Wonderful. If you listen to nothing else I link to listen to this.
Artist born in Grafton, New Zealand, big in New York. Paintings Wonderful on art, audience, Buddhism, relationship, Jung, therapy, life & love.
Some quotes I noted, and an an image of his art follows:
“Permission to be yourself”
“New York was the crossroads, I had to go to New York.”
“You can’t learn about paintings from books, not in the 50s, you could paint in Auckland or Wellington today.”
“You need peers and mentors.”
Audience “to heal others to help them”
“Market you start with it & end with it.”
“The whole studio practice is ceramics”
“I fell in love with Carl Jung”
“Content leads to form” Robert Creeley.
Paintings “are not what they appear to be, they are journeys”
Don’t: “take outside criteria”
“Empty the mind”
“Paint from the unknown into the unknown”
“take a photograph of it with my third eye and i hear it speak… it comes into my body… I get occupied by a whole series of commands and I execute them.”
“William Burroughs across the road”
“Spade work – concentrate on the artists.”
“The audience is everything”
“Quartrophoils” Kyber pass