An appropriate quote.

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself."

— Neil Gaiman

Tim Kennedy Essay for Human Measures Exhibit


"Thus is it always between practice and theory. It is the same human impulse, I think, that drove artists to develop perspectival systems at the dawn of the Renaissance and Harrison’s method for determining longitude. People crave connection to the world at large. Similar impulses are embedded in the measuring systems of Uglow or any method for judging visual relationships employed by the artists of Human Measures. If some of the methods have been used before, this is not their important feature. What is important is that each artist has determined a way to chart his or her own course through their art and in the process connect with something outside of themselves."
Tim Kennedy, September 2005

Essay for Human Measures Exhibit at Indiana University

Sisters48" x 40" oil on linen 2007

Great Quote by William Kentridge

"The first promptings to work as an artist are still there. The questions haven't changed. How does one find a way, not of illustrating the society one lives in, but allowing what happens there to be part of the work."
_William Kentridge, on his work now that he is in his fifties.

I have always admired South African artist, William Kentridge. He has consistently pushed the boundaries of drawing in addition to pushing the theme and content of his work. Follow this link to a great article on a recent exhibit and here is another on the progression of his work.


Powerful Quote.

"Whoever wants to know something about me-- as an artist, the only notable thing-- ought to look carefully at my pictures and try to see in them what I am and what I want to do."
—Gustav Klimt