"The years, of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important times of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this."
Carl Jung, 1957 Red Book.
"The human figure is the continuum, not just in our culture, but in almost every other culture as well. Our first impulse toward art making is to draw images of ourselves, and the people around us."
"i am touched by the human form and condition. I am driven by the challenge of doing something i’ve never done and I like to make stuff. i am consumed with the music and food and culture of my raising in the foothills and shadows of Appalachia and even though I took some painting classes over at the university in knoxville, I consider myself self-taught in all things that are inportant to me, old time banjo playing, design, sculpture. making stuff."
Kathy Venter, Immersion 11 (2006)
I don’t reblog a lot of stuff, but Kathy Venter is my new idol. The stuff she does with terracotta is outta this world.
"This, I suppose, is the definition of art. It is an act of digging around in the minutiae of existence to find profound meaning in the simplest things. To be eternally curious. To play. Then to translate that fascination, curiosity, and play into something tangible to share with others."