Thursday, September 20, 2012

Waterfall and Wine

"A work of art is abundant, spills out, gets drunk, sits up with you all night and forgets to close the curtains, dries your tears, is your friend, offers you a disguise, a difference, a pose. Cut and cut it through and there is still a diamond at the core. Skim the top and it is rich. The inexhaustible energy of art is transfusion for a worn-out world. When I read Virginia Woolf she is to my spirit, waterfall and wine."

Page 65, 'A Gift of Wings', from 'Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery' by Jeanette Winterson

A beautiful series of interviews by David Milligan-Croft illustrates this so well:

The Boating Party:

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