Saturday, November 8, 2008

Image can be anything

FB: Well, there are certain days when you start working and the work seems to flow out of you quite easily, but that doesn't often happen and doesn't last for long. And I don't know that it's necessarily any better than when something happens out of your frustration and despair. I think that, quite possibly, when things are going badly you will be freer with the way you mess up by just putting paint through the images that you've been making, and you do it with a greater abandon than if things have been working for you. And therefore I think, perhaps, that despair is more helpful because out of despair you may find yourself making the image in a more radical way by taking greater risks.

from David Sylvester's Interviews with Francis Bacon

Photo: Joe Bob's Auto Shop from (Author: Uknown)

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