In The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon," a memoir published after his death by his friend Daniel Farson, Francis says, "Well, I don't think you can be interested in whether people understand your paintings or not. It's only due to your own nervous system that you can paint at all. And you know—this is pehaps an aside, but there was a very interesting thing that Valery said about modern art, and it's very true. He said that modern artists want the grin without the cat, and by that he meant that they want the sensation of life without the boredom of conveyance. One of the things that is very interesting is that in the last five years people—all the movements—have been abstract...so the thing is, how can I draw one more veil away from life and present what is called the living sensation more nearly on the nervous system and more violently?"
Our nervous system makes our art whether it be painting, music, writing. We are receptive beings who through perturbation and the waves of the universe bring cosmic consciousness through our tiny earthling nervous systems and process what is life.
I am here to perturb , to make a mess, to smash, to shuffle, to observe and let my nervous system do it's work. May it have it's effect on the world, on you.
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