Saturday, June 28, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg 1925 - 2008

Rauschenberg's collages will be one of those lasting influences on my work. He was able to make everything out of nothing, art out of other people's trash. To me, that is the definition of an artist- someone who is able to find beauty in all things.

He died at the age of 82 and left the world a far more beautiful place than he found it.

"Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else's aesthetics. I think you're born an artist or not. I couldn't have learned it and I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations."

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