Agnes Martin was famous for her serene, meditative abstract paintings, but she was also known for being a student of Zen-Buddhist and Taoist spiritual philosophies. I read a retrospective of her life and art a few years ago – it included a selection of her writings as well as her paintings.
Her thoughts on beauty have stayed with me . . .
Beauty, I think, is a lot like love – it never really goes away. If we pay attention, it’s always looking for new ways to show itself to us.
*I found all quotes in the book, Agnes Martin. Her full essay, “Beauty is the Mystery of Life,” is re-printed online.
**Top photo flower layer via the Word Swag app.