Posts tagged “quote

HUNGER FOR THE MARVELOUS

“It will be my ability to get each subject, quietly and secretly, to unleash their creative powers, and in so doing, liberate them from their normal inhibitions, and into a state of trust, openness, and creative frenzy.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


DISPLAY

DISPLAY.  A tableau vivant by American artist Steven Arnold.

“[This is] the reinvention of art in America, free of the vices of ambition – insist on yourself.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


GESTATION

GESTATION.  A tableau vivant by Steven Arnold.

GESTATION. A tableau vivant by Steven Arnold.

“I want images to be complicated, not smart, designy little things.  I’m bringing back density – pieces that take time to look at.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


SELF PORTRAIT

Arnold, Steven.  "Self Portrait." Oil on canvas. 1974.

Steven Arnold. “Self Portrait.” Oil on canvas. 1974.

“Don’t violate your own magic or water it down:
Trust intuitive forces within
Creative Madness must be free to flow
Spirits will guide – relax and receive
Listen to the voices, emanate clarity
Allow the images to create their own meaning
Listen for Dalai Lama
Ancient wisdom will manifest
Go to your original vision and be true to it
No one can tell you how to create your own world
It is all within you.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


DRAWING DREAMS

” My drawings are my own language, voices from my subconscious… automatic image writing.  I draw directly on the paper with my pen without preconceiving anything – allowing the drawings to make themselves.  Often I am surprised and shocked by what appears – sometimes I laugh.  These drawings are strictly personal and not intended to entertain anyone.  Many of the images come from my dreams.  Sometimes when I am drawing, it’s as if forces are working through me, and I am only a medium.  I like the results and learn about my other sides… I hang new drawings by my bed and look at them a lot before going to sleep.  I find the more I draw, the stranger the drawings become, but also, they get better and better.”   – Steven Arnold


Death of Simplicity

“Isn’t [God] the ultimate artist?  Look at the skies he painted, the mountains built, and the people he made.  We’re all just reflections of his great creativity.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


STEVEN ARNOLD’S ASSEMBLAGE

Photo by Bill Harris

Photo by Bill Harris

“To change mediums is re-awakening.  I’m so glad that I started [assemblage] sculpture…that’s fairly recent.  It’s so great to get your hands dirty and get burns from the glue guns – stuff that doesn’t happen in photography.”

STEVEN ARNOLD