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The thing about a plant is, let’s say it will have 50 or 100 little points of bright red. If you look at the thing…
When you walk into a room, you assess it instantaneously, habitually, before you’re even aware of it. I mean, you make sure there’s not a…
We actually form the world at every instant, although we’re not cognitively aware of that but – and there are people would argue with that…
The whole thrust of modern art, as far as I understand it, is expanding the role of the artist as a kind of esthetician, someone…
If you wanted to watch me work, it would be totally boring. It would look like a Warhol film where nothing happens. I sit for…
For the next week, try the best you can to pay attention to sounds. You will start hearing all these sounds coming in. Once you…
Every time you do something, make something, it’s final in a way, but it’s not. It immediately raises a great set of questions. And if…
I slowly dismantled the act of painting, to consider the possibility that no-thing ever really transcends its immediate environment.
Every situation has qualities. Essentially, we quantify them and that’s the practical side of our lives, so the involvement with perception and in acquiring the…
If I hold up a red square for 30 seconds and take it away, you will see a perfect green square. It’s how the eye…
To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of…
It’s my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they’ve got…
There’s no way to really mock up or simulate what I’m doing until I’m there. An exhibition for me is not a statement but an…
Whenever you look at light, basically it’s just air. It has no tactileness to it. It’s totally without density.
There’s no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it – I make this statement all the time: You can’t plan nature;…
Palms are like cockroaches. They were here long before us, and they’ll be here long after us. They’re the only things standing after a hurricane.
It’s a constant, continuous, spectacular world we live in, and every day you see things that just knock you out, if you pay attention.
Gardening always has been an art, essentially.
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