Sunday, 3 February 2013

Henry Matisse talks about cutting

‘a pair of scissors is a wonderful instrument. working with scissors in this paper is an occupation i can lose myself in….my pleasure in cutting things out grows ever greater. why didn’t I think of it earlier? more and more i feel that one can express with the simplest cut-outs what one might want to express as a draughtsman or painter. by entering into the object one comes into one’s own. i had to make this budgerigar with coloured paper. well, i have become a budgie! and in the wok i found myself. the chinese sage said that one must grow with the tree. i know nothing truer….. but i know that only much later will people realise how much what i do today was in accord with the future.’

henry matisse

No comments: