Thursday, March 17

ever changing

I discovered the potential of sour milk by accident. It was at a special period in my life, when I was married in Iceland, -- that I sneaked out at night to draw what you might call "dirty pictures." I was very ashamed of this bent and to destroy these pictures I once poured sour milk over them. Then I noticed that they became very beautiful. Subsequently I always pour sour milk over picture that weren't beautiful or didn't work out. Sour milk is like landscape, ever changing. Works of art should be like that -- they should change like man himself, grow old and die.

-- Dieter Roth Dieter Roth

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