French Contemporary Flair


"KEPPTHECHANNELOPEN" 80x68in originalpainting

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 5:55 PM

This is the poem " KEEP THE CHANNEL OPEN , by Martha Graham, read by Meryl Streep that inspired me to paint this artwork

There seems to be no one

on the empty mountain

and yet I

think I hear a voice

where sunlight entering a grove

shines back to me from the green moss

There is a vitality

a life force

a quickening that is translated through you into action

and because there is only one of you in all time

that expression is unique

if you block it

it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost

the world will not have it

it is not your business to determine how good it is

nor how valuable it is

nor how it compares to other expressions

it is your business to keep it yours

clearly and directly

to keep the channel open

You do not even have to

believe in yourself! Or your work!

you have to keep open

and aware, directly, of the

urges that motivate you

Keep the channel open!

No artist is ever pleased

There is no satisfaction whatever at any time

there is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction

a blessed unrest that keeps us marching

and keeps us more alive

than the others

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