The Laws of Nature
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Life Is Not Repetition
The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
Today must not be a souvenir of yesterday, and so the struggle is everlasting. Who am I today? What do I see today? How shall I use what I know, and how shall I avoid being victim of what I know? Life is not repetition. (p. 115)
I should post this quotation near by bed and read it every morning before I head to the studio. It's one of the most profound statements that I've read. Imagine how much my art would improve if I could just remind myself of this every day! There's a worthwhile goal.