Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Dombrovskis, Olafur Eliasson, Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, John Cage, Agnes Denes, Fiona Hall, Ben Quilty.
To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
The highest purpose [of an artist] is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature in her manner of operation.
I went through about six or seven painting methods just to see what I didn’t want to do. And then I got off the wall, and went into the environment.
Too often the world I belong to absolves itself of guilt and responsibility for its actions by washing away the traces of its murky history.
I think the paintings work best with, in the back of your mind, the endlessness of the universe, and the fact that rats and cockroaches will survive. We might destroy everything we’ve created and all the beauty we’ve become aware of, but we won’t destroy the planet.
Artists quoted: Andy Goldsworthy, Peter Dombrovskis, Olafur Eliasson, Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, John Cage, Agnes Denes, Fiona Hall, Ben Quilty.
The Yurruun.Ga wetlands album celebrates a natural environment, paying attention to both the life returning and to its formal properties. It finds both aesthetic adventures and cultural repercussions.