June 30, 2008

Mr. H. Carroll Cassill, 1928-2008, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Institute of Art

After he had passed away in a dream he told me, "I was a good teacher." TRUE! Some of his bon mots: "Manifest destiny is the theme of your work for this year. Ancient techniques are best because innovative ones become outdated. Making good art should be similar to making good food. It is OK to realize that some of what your teachers say is wrong."

1 comment:

Kristen H said...

Food and Art... I think its a great analogy. Thanks for the comment by the way! : )Oh and I spent all last weekend thinking about Ray Johnson. I don't know what it is, but his work stays with you. I keep picturing his black and white collages!

PS I like the cats. Super cool!