Wisdom courtesy of Jasper Johns

I spent about twenty minutes today complaining once again about the cotton ball cloud thing to GC and Ralph. After finishing my rant, Ralph informed me that art was a process and I had to be willing to let go of the components that did not work. (Apparently I don’t have to use the cotton anymore as GC, in a total about face, suggested instead using foam core to make clouds–more about that later.)

Shortly after this revelation, GC looked at me and said: “Jasper Johns once said ‘If you invent gum and everyone uses it as glue, then you invented glue as well.’ I’m not sure what that has to do with this, but that’s what he said.”

So, there you have it.

I would have been more perplexed/frustrated if I didn’t think Jasper Johns was cool.