"Draw a monster. Why is it a monster?"
"Identity is gradual, cumulative; because there is no need for it to manifest itself, it shows itself intermittently, the way a star hints at the pulse of it’s being by means of a flickering light. But at what moment of this oscillation is our true self manifested? In the darkness or the twinkle?"
#what sketchbooks are for
Ebira (quiver) with four arrows,
embossed leather decorated with paulownia vines in gold lacquer in a black-lacquered wood frame, the mounts in silver, the interior in red lacquer, the upright frame nashiji, fitted with tasseled silk cord and woven rattan tsurumaki (string holder),
four fletched arrows with bamboo shafts and iron arrowheads
37 1/2in (95.3cm) high, including arrows.
"So many people don’t know what they want. But in this world, that’s the only thing you have to know- is exactly what you want most.
That’s what you have to know, to paint. Because we get what we want.”
Agnes Martin, 1997 Interview