Pat Steir is one of our favorite artists for the dazzling beauty and surprise of her work and its “collaboration with gravity and flow”. Levy Gorvy Gallery posted this tiny film on its instagram of Steir’s approach to the dark time we find ourselves in.
She echoes the sensibility of contemporaries John Cage, Agnes Martin, and poet Anne Waldman, all influenced by Buddhism. At age 80, we figure she has quite a perspective on things, and find her words both heartening and calming.
We wrote about here here after seeing her stunning exhibition at Levy Gorvy. In speaking about her work, she gives a fine one-line way approach to living:
Each step tells me the next one to take, but I don’t try to control it or to make it happen…
Pat Steir’s Artful Collaboration With Chance And Gravity
Three Artists Approaching Their Canvas Inspire The Coming Year
What We Do When We’ve Done Everything We Can And Feel We Should Do More (Chris Eldredge, Pat Steir)
The Pleasures Of Unframed Artwork Directly On The Wall, Naked