A leaf

leaf (02 Feb 2012)

leaf (02 Feb 2012)


Too rarely do we realize that firm structure has a way of deadening perception. What you know to expect, you stop attending to. (Claes Oldenburg, in “Robert Breer 1926–2011”, published in Artforum, Vol 50, No 5, January 2012) 

“[Robert] Breer, a painter by training, turned to animation after making flip books and stop-action films based on the abstract paintings he produced while living and exhibiting in Paris in the 1950s.

“Early on, he saw the potential for breaking with the narrative sequences and anthropomorphic forms that defined the medium.” (from an obituary by William Grimes, in The New York Times, 17 August 2011

The leaf? On the concrete outside my friend’s house in Nelson.

PS: The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it. (Leo Rosten)


2 thoughts on “A leaf

  1. Oldenburg is one of my favourites – and this is a great quote. I’ll have to remember it somehow. Thanks for turning my attention to it!

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