Thursday, June 10, 2010

Props for the Procrastinator


...and a handful of relative Henry Moore quotes.
'It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.'

'Art is not to do with the practical side of making a living. It's to live a fuller human life.'

'The important thing is somehow to begin.'

'I sometimes begin a drawing with no preconceived problem to solve, with only the desire to use pencil on paper... but as my eye takes in what is so produced, a point arrives where some idea crystallizes, and then a control and ordering begins to take place.'

'I find in all the artists that I admire most a disturbing element, a distortion, giving evidence of a struggle... In great art, this conflict is hidden, it is unresolved. All that is bursting with energy is disturbing – not perfect.'

1 comment:

Dawn said...

Hi Simon, my artist wife, Dawn Lim, asked me to post a comment to you.

She said that the quote on not having a preconceive idea when you start to paint, is exactly what she does too. We must all be from the same school or current school of thought in Oz,

check out her site at or

another blog is

thank you