Monday, December 20, 2004

"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Saskatchewan-born painter Agnes Martin, who became one of the world's leading abstract artists, died Thursday. She was 92."(CBC Arts News | Fri, 17 Dec 2004)

A picture named bones

I can see humility

Delicate and white

It is satisfying

Just by itself. . .

And Trust

absolute trust

a gift

a precious gift

I would rather think of humility than

anything else.

Humility, the beautiful daughter

She cannot do either right or wrong

She does not do anything

All of her ways are empty

Infinitely light and delicate

She treads an even path.

Sweet, smiling, uninterrupted, free.

. . Agnes Martin 1973

"Words about visual art are always beside the point, and it's especially hard to say anything about art that is as drastically reduced as Agnes Martin's. How is it that Martin, with her evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines and her hushed palette, has produced a body of work that is so moving? ... "(A r t of I n v i s i b i l i t y:The Clear, Moving Work of Agnes Martin By Jeffrey Lee [from an article originally published in weeklyWIRE, August 3rd, 1998])

:: note :: . . . paint tranquility . . . invisibility . . .