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You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO!"

Thanks to Josh Abelow, a young artist I met at Vermont Studio Center, this is from his blog - part of a letter to Eva Hesse from Sol Lewitt - does this resonate or what?

"Try and tickle something inside you, your 'weird humor.' You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear and anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as “to decide on a purpose and way of life, a consistant [sic] approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end.

You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO!"


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