Excerpts from a lecture presented at the Maiwa Symposium, October 4, 2016, in Vancouver, BC. Upon request of audience members, quotes from the lecture are posted here.

 

“…the highest form of art is music. It is completely abstract, and we make about eight times as much response to [it] than any of the other arts.”            -Agnes Martin   “Music alone allows us to understand the delight left at the annihilation of the individual.”     -Friedrich Nietzsche   Simplicity is the earmark of truth”         – Dr. David Hawkins   “we use textiles to symbolize and further experience our most spiritual longings”.                        -Beverly Gordon, Textiles: The Whole Story   “Every form of art is an attempt at communication that comes from internal experiences.” -Nancy Princenthal, Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art   “Simplicity is not simpleness but clarified vision.” -Anni Albers, On Weaving   bibliography Troward, Thomas.  The Hidden Power. 1921 Gordon, Beverly. Textiles: The Whole Story. Thames and Hudson, 2011 Kelsey, Amber. “The Color of Transcendence”, Anamesa: Interdisciplinary Journal, NYU, 2005. Hoffer, Alex. Freud and the Buddha. Carnac Books, Ltd, 2015. Renne, Elisha P.  Cloth That Does Not Die. University of Washington Press, 1995. MoMA Multimedia, “Agnes Martin. The Tree. 1964” http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/371/5145 Princenthal, Nancy. Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art. Thames and Hudson, 2015.  

“…the highest form of art is music. It is completely abstract,
and we make about eight times as much response to [it]
than any of the other arts.”            -Agnes Martin

 

“Music alone allows us to understand the delight left
at the annihilation of the individual.”     -Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Simplicity is the earmark of truth”         – Dr. David Hawkins

 

“we use textiles to symbolize and further experience our most spiritual longings”.

                       -Beverly Gordon, Textiles: The Whole Story

 

“Every form of art is an attempt at communication
that comes from internal experiences.”

-Nancy Princenthal, Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art

 

“Simplicity is not simpleness but clarified vision.”

-Anni Albers, On Weaving

 

bibliography

Troward, Thomas.  The Hidden Power. 1921

Gordon, Beverly. Textiles: The Whole Story. Thames and Hudson, 2011

Kelsey, Amber. “The Color of Transcendence”, Anamesa: Interdisciplinary Journal, NYU, 2005.

Hoffer, Alex. Freud and the Buddha. Carnac Books, Ltd, 2015.

Renne, Elisha P.  Cloth That Does Not Die. University of Washington Press, 1995.

MoMA Multimedia, “Agnes Martin. The Tree. 1964” http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/audios/371/5145

Princenthal, Nancy. Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art. Thames and Hudson, 2015.