It will be almost a month since you wrote to me and you have possibly forgotten your state of mind (I doubt it though). You seem the same as always, and being you, hate every minute of it. Don’t! Learn to say “Fuck You” to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just
From your description, and from what I know of your previous work and your ability; the work you are doing sounds very good “Drawing - clean - clear but crazy like machines, larger and bolder… real nonsense.” That sounds fine, wonderful — real nonsense. Do more. More nonsensical, more crazy, more machines, more breasts, penises, cunts, whatever — make them abound with nonsense. Try and tickle something inside you, your “weird humor.” You belong in the most secret part of you. Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you — draw & paint your fear & anxiety. And stop worrying about big, deep things such as “to decide on a purpose and way of life, a consistant approach to even some impossible end or even an imagined end.” You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to
By a letter of the artist Sol LeWitt to sculptor Eva Hesse, (1965)
The Buehr family was a prominent Chicago family of artists, which included Karl Albert Buehr, his wife Mary Hess Buehr, their children Kathleen Buehr Granger and George F. Buehr, and Karl Buehr’s brother-in-law, Will Hess. The Buehr family papers documents their lives and includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, and artwork.
Image citation: Kathleen Buehr painting outdoors at easel, circa 1955 / unidentified photographer. Buehr family papers, 1880-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotels. A secluded getaway cozily settled up on a forested mountain. It offers a nice and quet stay in one of three rustic treehouses. Storytelling by the bonfire and fresh bread every morning - all included! Located in Hesse, Germany.
Royal Group on Hesse in 1899 , with Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia , Grand Duke Ernst and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and Prince Nicholas of Greece.
Made of stone, eternal and animalistic, beautiful and cold, soulless, and yet filled with a hidden, terrifying life. He was surrounded by the aura of a tranquil emptiness, with air and stars, with this desolate death.