12 November 2009

'but an artist must have an involvement with everything that is in front of him, whether it's a woman, a man, a cup, a dog, a string, or a tree. if an artist does not have an erotic involvement with everything that he sees, he may as well give up. to be a human being may be a very messy thing, but to be an artist is something else entirely, because art is religion, art is sex, art is society. art is everything.'
/ lucas samaras, from 'the artist observed' 1976