Wednesday, September 22, 2010

above my will

Above my will, I am necessitated
to create, to express to paint. 
Debra Clemente

Color Happens

Excerpt from essay "Art" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Above his will, and out of his sight, he is necessitated, by the air he breathes, and the idea on which he and his contemporaries live and toil, to share the manner of his times, without knowing what that manner is. Now that which is inevitable in the work has a higher charm than individual talent can ever give, inasmuch as the artist's pen or chisel seems to have been held and guided by a gigantic hand to inscribe a line in the history of the human race.

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