"Creativity Takes Courage"
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way. Things I had no words for.
The problem with the youth of today is that one is no longer part of it.
When you're very young, you suddenly find this marvelous freedom, it's quite exciting, and you're prepared to do anything.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place; from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
I am risking my life for my work, and half my reason has gone.
Creativity takes courage.
Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.
I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist, or I'd draw a ram's head, really messy. I'd never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect spiderman.
Onny at MOCA's Basquiat exhibit.