The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon
When the nature of the creative harmony is forgotten,
(1) In an age of the personality cult, it has become necessary to sell the artist along with the art. This, and the time pressure - essentially irrelevant to art - have introduced strong negative forces. These do violate the basic act of the artist, which is some form of positive, dynamic thinking, the growing and extending of the general vision, if only occasionally and imperceptibly. It is the most human of acts. It generates in the mind and the soul the power that makes possible the realization of the fullest dimensions of life. Perhaps that’s why the work should stand alone. The artist becomes irrelevant, as he was in ancient Peru or “darkest” Africa.
Svetozar Radakovich, b. 1918, Ruth Radakovich, b. 1920,
artist statement from, Objects USA, 1970 (73-87253)