Wednesday, April 26, 2006


"If you asked me the sum total—what is your ambition?" (artist Robert) Irwin told his friend and biographer Lawrence Weschler. "Basically it's just to make you a little more aware than you were the day before of how beautiful the world is. It's not saying that I know what the world should look like. It's not that I'm rebuilding the world. Basically what artists do is to teach you how to exercise your own potential—they always have, that's the one thread that goes all the way through."

(cited in an essay by Michael Govan)

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