There is only 1 difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
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It is unquestionably true that the need for art is not created by economic conditions. But neither is the need for food created by economics. On the contrary, the need for food and warmth creates economics.
Art is constant tension and release. That is where artists live, between the two or at times, submerged in either.
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
Mother’s taste was eclectic and ranged from the ancient world to the contemporary from Europe to the U.S.
The conventional notions of art have changed, and a lot of things done today are considered works of art that would have been rejected in the past.
Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it’s right, that sudden familiarity, a sort of…recognition, as though they were creating it themselves, as though it were being created through them while they look at it or listen to it.
This type of soul, this type of art takes a while to cook. It’s like when my wife cooks for me and I always ask for greens. She never wants to cook the greens because they take three hours to cook.
One of the things about creativity is you can be in denial about these things. When I found out I had cancer, there were four hours in which I was pounding my head on the marble kitchen top saying, “I can’t believe it, I can’t believe it.” But then I felt as if this little army in uniform was flooding me. They had come to help me fight it. I felt really strong about it after that. It was one of the strongest periods of my life.