Saturday, December 12, 2009

Joyce Wieland

O Canada animation by Joyce Wieland (1970)
71 embroidered lips sing Canada's national anthem

The problem is to go into oneself. Go to the darkest parts and the brightest parts and find out what you like and want, and validate that. It's not just a question of art and finding out who you are and making this wonderful thing happen out of yourself, but it's the responsibility to society and caring about other people. A lot of people think art is to be separate, but art is to embrace others - whether to convey something difficult or to talk about light. Work that comes from the spirit, journeys into the spirit are what we need now. Spirit has always been in art. Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland remains one of my very favourite artists, there's more about her on my modernist aesthetic blog.

1 comment:

Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx