I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
To sense the invisible and to be able to create it, that is art.
Eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak.
Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed – after a while you may like it or you may not.
So now the floodgates are open to the delight of pure form, whatever its origin. Anything goes.
Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.
With greater completeness and abstraction, I have attained a form filtered to its essentials.
Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses.
Seek the strongest color effect possible… the content is of no importance.
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.
Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.
Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind.
It is not a matter of painting life. It’s a matter of giving life to a painting.
What’s so funny about peace love and understanding?