Pearls from artists* # 169
* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
For many, the familiar presence of things is a comfort. Things are valued not only because of their rarity or cost or their historical aura, but because they seem to partake in our lives; they are domesticated, part of our routine and so of us. Their long association with us seems to make them custodians of our memories; so that sometimes, as in Proust, things reveal us to ourselves in profound and unexpected ways.
The Tears of Things: Melancholy and Physical Objects by Peter Schwenger
Comments are welcome!
Posted on November 11, 2015, in An Artist's Life, Black Paintings, Creative Process, Inspiration, New York, NY, Pastel Painting, Pearls from Artists, Photography, Quotes, Studio, Working methods and tagged "The Tears of Things: Melancholy and Physical Objects", association, because, comfort, custodians, domesticated, familiar, historical, memories, ourselves, partake, Peter Schwenger, presence, profound, Proust, rarity, reveal, routine, sometimes, Studio, things, unexpected, values. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Pearls from artists* # 169.