The Hidden Sphere
(of Artistic Concerns) Cecil Orion Touchon
Abandon the pursuit of cleverness
Give up dependence on the insights of critics,
Refrain from hero worship,
When the culture is lost these symptoms proliferate.
 “We have all let anthropologists, philosophers, historians, connoisseurs and mercenaries, and everybody else tell us what art is or what it should be. But I think we ought to very simply let it be what the artist says it is. And what the artist says it is, you can see by his work. I would like to leave it just like that.”
David Smith, David Smith by David Smith, 1968 Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Albert Einstein “Every creative act requires elimination and simplification. Simplification results from a realization of what is essential.”
Hans Hofmann, Search for the real and other essays my Hans Hofmann, 1948