Tuesday, January 2, 2007

sorcerer, soothsayer, alchemist

"Untitled" brush drawing by Thomas Merton
(image size: 10 1/2"h x 7 1/2 "w)

October 29, 1964. Next month in Louisville I astound the population with an exhibit of incomprehensible abstract drawings which will cause the greatest possible amount of perplexity on all sides and will perhaps bring everyone into a state of inarticulate stupor in which all things and especially the drawings will immediately be forgotten and everyone will rush to indulge in something else that is capable of being advertised.

(The Courage for Truth, pp. 200-201)

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