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Although we read with our minds, the seat of artistic delight is between the shoulder blades. That little shiver behind is quite certainly the highest form of emotion that humanity has attained when evolving pure art and pure science. Let us worship the spine and its tingle.

Vladimir Nabokov (via talisman)

(Source: fables-of-the-reconstruction, via talisman)

If you stick to your work it will take care of you somehow.

—Kiki Smith

(Source: pinky2002)

"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I’m given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision." — Kiki Smith

"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I’m given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one’s own vision." — Kiki Smith

(Source: euliss)

Making art is a lot about just seeing what happens if you put some energy into something.

—Kiki Smith

(Source: hankeatspaint)