Tuesday, July 22, 2008

wordless and silent experience...

"my interest is in experience that is wordless and silent, and in the fact that this experience can be expressed for me in art work which is also wordless and silent.

...those who depend upon the intellect are many. those who depend upon perception alone are the few.

we perceive - we see. we see with our eyes and we see see with our minds. we want to see the truth about life and all of beauty.

both are a great mystery to us.

perceiving is the same as receiving and it the same as responding. perception means all of them. it goes on all the time whether we are awake or asleep...

perception is a function. a function is part of a process. it does not identify. we are not identified by perception.

we also think. perception is a primary experience. thinking; we consider that which we have perceived. it is a secondary experience. thinking compares everything that we have perceived with everything that we are perceiving at the moment.

...thinking leads to pride, identification, confusion, and fear...

agnes martin, the still and silent in art, in 'writings'.

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Blogger Woolgathersome said...

"Joy is perception. Perception, reception and response are all the same. Sometimes we perceive, sometimes we receive and sometimes we respond but it is all the same. It is all awareness of reality."

- Another favorite by Agnes... From an earlier Wool post...

10:44 AM  
Blogger redeye said...

The Writings of Agnes Martin are priceless--and a reliable fallback like the letters of Rilke and Van Gogh. I am surprised by how few people know about them. Thanks for posting.

3:56 AM  

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