to what art critics
say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic
to find out what art
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are so many people
that have encouraged
and assisted my skiing through the years.
They know who they are and I hope
they know how grateful I am to them. No
single individual has been as supportive
and instrumental as my wife. Dawn has been
my biggest critic
(everyone knows how sharp she keeps here
pencil) and yet she has managed to coach
"the uncoachable". On or off the
water she has been my greatest
asset. One last thought would be that "the
family that foots together stays together".
. I have always sought to be understood
and, while I was taken to task by critics
or colleagues, I thought they were right,
assuming I had not been clear enough to
be understood. This assumption allowed me
my whole life
without hatred and even without bitterness
toward criticism, regardless of its source.
I counted solely on the clarity of expression
of my work to gain my ends. Hatred, rancor,
and the spirit of vengeance are useless
baggage to the artist.
His road is difficult enough for him to
cleanse his soul of everything which could
make it more so.
is abstract. It confronts you. There was
a while back who wrote
that my pictures
didn't have any beginning or any end. He
didn't mean it as a compliment but it was.
It was a fine Compliment.