Imagination: an essential force of life

Sometimes it seems so futile  to spend ones whole life moving lines and colour around on canvas – but then I see more and more clearly that ‘ imagination ‘ is an essential force of life, which if it is alive and kicking, and in constant use, can open up unknown areas in oneself and others.  Cecil Collins regarded painting as a ‘ metaphysical activity,  whose function, far from aesthetics – of art for art’s sake – is the most impersonal, certainly ego-less expression of imagination, the knowledge of the soul. ‘

Date: Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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