8 thoughts on “Sea Glass Forms

    1. I liked his view of the artist as a “slipping glimpser” because it seems reasonable to extend the idea to photography. Great painter… many thanks Ed

  1. They’re so pretty…I want to put my thumb into the blue-green one on the upper right. I wonder if you made the photograph indoors, but the light looks like outdoor light. I had to google slipping glimpser – what a good quote that came from.

    1. Thanks Lynn, I shot this image indoors near a window.

      Although the notion may have had an earlier life in Buddhism, here’s DeKooning’s quote:

      “You know, the real world, this so-called world, is just something you put up with like everybody else. I’m in my element when I’m a little bit out of this world: then I’m in the real world – I’m on the beam. Because when I’m falling, I’m doing alright. When I’m slipping, I say, ‘Hey, this is interesting.’ It’s when I’m standing upright that bothers me… As a matter of fact, I’m really slipping most of the time. I’m like a slipping glimpser.”

      1. Right, that’s the paragraph I found when I googled the phrase, and naturally, the Buddhist feeling is part of what appeals to me. But it’s altogether an original-sounding quote, with lots of intelligence and charm. 😉

        1. Agree. Twenty years ago I remember checking out a VHS tape at our local library- an unusual interview with him done locally here at his studio. For about a half hour he fielded his questions by taking them to unexpected places, and refered often to his wonderful take on “slipping.” I loved it and have never have been able to find it online.

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