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there is no joy quite like pursuing the hare of curiosity into a bramble of color and scaring out a gaggle of flying curves;

my eye is like a lover and I enjoy learning what pleases her;

there is delight in exploring structure: seeing where it holds, where it fails, where it commands the attention and where it loses me;

desperate for a breath, a look, any sign that the Beloved is still near, I search the curves, the colors --try to shake God out of my brush, collect love in little puddles, rivers of light.

Kristan Willits



“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” -Annie Dillard

“Happy are those who…create always for the unknown friend.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon

“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.” –Edgar Degas

“When people are profoundly moved by art, they recall form the depths their own intuition of spiritual truth.” -Alex Grey

“The artist is a person who can deliver unique, precise, raw or powerful experiences which can give us a better focus on our senses and at the same time help us to sense the fullness of the world.” -Frayling & Van Der Meer

“In the brush doing what it’s doing, it will stumble on what one couldn’t’ do by oneself.” -Robert Motherwell

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” -Ovid

“Let me admonish you first of all, to go alone; to refuse the good models, even those which are sacred in the imagination of men, and dare to love God without mediator or veil.” -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

A Still Cup
To make love,
For the divine alchemy to work,
The Pitcher needs a still cup.
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