Mostly Standing Still

Agnes Martin

Am I no longer young,
and still not half-perfect?
Let me keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,

which is mostly standing still
and learning to be astonished.

–Mary Oliver

This came to me by way of Jill Fineberg, author of People I Sleep With. It captures the essence IMHO.

Martin’s studio (she passed away in December 2004)

One Reply to “Mostly Standing Still”

  1. I have never seen these photos of Agnes Martin painting and of her studio before. Thank you very much.

    I have read her collected Writings – and am changed forever in how I approach my art making.

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