Art Quote of the Day

“Art is prayer. Not the vulgarized notations handed down to us in the scriptures, but a fresh vital discovery of one’s own special presence in the world. Marc Chagall was once asked if he attended a synagogue;he answered that his work is prayer.

In the process of making anything, a person not only illuminates and illustrates his inner life, but moves beyond personal expression to make something which stands by itself. The work acquires its own internal validity, it’s own integrity. It is in this process of making something which stands on it’s own integral structure that the creator contacts a concrete reality outside his subjective life and moves into the realm of the transcendent.”
– Joseph Zinker – author of CREATIVE PROCESS in GESTALT THERAPY
Excerpted from NO MORE SECOND-HAND ART by Peter London

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