Friday, December 17, 2010

a declaration of intent (by lawrence weiner)

personally, i love the idea of this (of course, i think art is primarily about ideas - and the communication of those ideas):
Declaration of Intent (1968)

1. The artist may construct the piece.
2. The piece may be fabricated.
3. The piece need not be built.

Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.


on that note -- i recently went through my various sketchbooks (i really need to return to the discipline of capturing everything in one place at a time -- i currently am scribbling thoughts, ideas and images in 6 different books, not to mention the multitude of paper scraps i collect) and started a list of the various projects that i would really like to do in the next few years, whether they have lain long dormant or are newly attractive. there were more than 60.

oh, how i wish i had a workshop of young and eager apprentices to help me construct my ideas.