*Reception at Jenette Bras, Old Town Pasadena, November 2, 2014.*
*On Sunday, November 2, from 5-7 pm, please come to a reception for artist Sara Swan, at Jenette Bras in Old Town Pasadena, 18 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103. *
Sara will be there with a number of her drawings and paintings. Also, feel free to enjoy a cocktail and browse Jenette's exquisite collections. This is also a fundraiser for Hourglass Underground. www.hourglassunderground.org.
Funny and Insightful Things that Artists Say
"An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have."
Sister Corita Kent
"Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed."
"Good art should elicit a response of 'Huh? Wow!' as opposed to 'Wow! Huh?'"
"I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body."
"I don't think that I'm over his influence but they probably don't look like Picassos; Picasso himself would probably have thrown up looking at my pictures."
"True strength is delicate."
"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
"The place where I had freedom most was when I painted. I was completely and utterly myself."
"I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant."
Florence Scovel Shinn
"The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy."
"I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.
"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."
"I give thanks everyday that I've been able to take my craziness and make it work for me."
"There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great."
"Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was."
"I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes."
"Red is one of the strongest colors, it's blood, it has a power with the eye. That's why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well... In fact I use red in all of my paintings."