Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.
– Jasper Johns Jr.
Most of my iPhone artistry, including the piece below was created with this quote in mind. Jasper Johns was a close friend of Merce Cunningham (dancer/choreographer) and John Cage (composer, father of chance music). Cage and Cunningham collaborated on many works and were deeply influenced by the philosophy of their art world peers, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
I spent a weekend getting to know Cage when he visited my college circa 1980-81. It was a surreal experience. It broadened my entire perspective on every type of art form. Many years ago, my husband and I saw an exhibit entitled “Creativity” featuring video of a collaboration between Cage and Cunningham. The quote above was draped on a banner in one of the exhibit rooms. In one of his final live performances, we saw Cunningham perform with his troupe in NYC.
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