Tuesday, 14 October 2014


An excerpt on the ups and downs of creative making from an essay called CIRCLES. I remembered this quote during my class today when discussing the multiple and conflicting selves of the artist Ad Reinhardt. 

“Our moods do not believe in each other. To–day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please. I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to–morrow. What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages. Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow! I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.”