Thursday, January 18, 2007

LIVING THE QUESTIONS 10

I haven't blogged recently because I have been busy in the studio. This is one of the recent pieces. It's 81/2 by 11. There are 22 in the series. This is inspired by reflections on a writing by
Rainer Maria Rilke. I bought a magnet for my fridge at an art museum with these words of Rilke's on it:

"I beg you...to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try and love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything, live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer..."

To read more about Rilke, go to http://clicks.robertgenn.com/letters-artist.php where serendipitously Robert Genn wrote about and quoted Rilke the day after I'd read and bought that quote. (If you've never been to Painter's Keys, click on the icon on the right of the blog where his picture is. Good stuff. Great resources.)

1 comment:

Into the Blystic said...

Rilke is one of my fav poets and this is one of his best quotes! His Book of Hours is lovely and inspiring if you haven't come across it yet! What a great idea for a series! Lovely work! namaste Elis.