Thursday, 30 June 2022

Quotes: Freeman Thomas

"Good design begins with honesty, asking tough questions, collaboration and from trusting your intuition." 

–– Freeman Thomas (b. 1957), American automobile and industrial designer 

via: Sketchbook 16, 2011, p. 146

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Quotes: Lotta Jansdotter

"I asked Sanna [Haverinen] about inspiration and how she finds it. Her answer: "I cannot simply sit down and think about things to make and bring forth new creations. It's when I start doing something with my hands that the process actually happens –– out of that, something new will begin and evolve." 

–– Lotta Jansdotter, Åland-born, American-based designer, maker, artist, author, teacher 

Source: Lotta Jansdotter. Open Studios with Lotta Jansdotter. San Fransisco: Chronicle Books, 2011; p. 124. 

via Sketchbook 16, 2011, p. 142.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Quotes: James Gallagher

"... collage is all about recycling, reinterpretation and reprocessing of our collective past, present, and future." 

–– James Gallagher, American collage artist, editor, publisher, and creative director 

Source: Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage, Preface, unpaginated.

via Sketchbook 16, 2011, p. 125

Monday, 27 June 2022

Quotes: David Horvitz

"Do something everyday, regardless. Nothing will happen unless you first initiate a process of cause and effect. This starts with an action. Reawaken the possibility of possibility. Reawaken it with play." 

–– David Horvitz (b. 1982), American visual artist 

via: Sketchbook 15, 2011, p. 143

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Quotes: E. W. Wainwright

"A mistake is the most beautiful thing in the world. It is the only way you can get to some place you've never been before. I try to make as many as I can. Making a mistake is the only way you can grow." 

–– Eccleston W. Wainwright, African-American jazz drummer 

Source: conversation with Nathaniel Klemp, 2001 

via: Sketchbook 15, 2011, p. 93

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Quotes: Henry David Thoreau

"This world is but a canvas to our imaginations."

–– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), American essayist, philosopher, and poet 

via Sketchbook 15, 2011, p. 71

Friday, 24 June 2022

Quotes: Janey Levy

"In Islamic art, the square was often a symbol for Earth. The four corners represent the four directions of the compass, or what were thought to be the four states of matter –– solid, liquid, gas, and fire." 

–– Janey Levy, author

Source: Janey Levy. Islamic Art: Recognizing Geometric Ideas in Art. New York: PowerKids Press, 2007, p. 9. 

via: Sketchbook 15, 2011, p. 37.