1a) This harmony is infinite
in its creative capacity.
2a) It has no desire of its
own, it is selfless in identity as is the silence between notes of music.
3a) Therefore, the mastercraftsman
becomes selfless while working.
 I consider my studio a kitchen garden. There are artichokes over there, potatoes over here. You have to cut off the leaves for the fruit to grow. At a certain point you have to cut. I work like a gardener, or a vine grower. Things come slowly. I didn’t discover my vocabulary of shapes all at once, for example. It took shape almost despite myself. Things follow their natural course. They grow, they ripen. You have to graft. You have to irrigate, like for salad. It ripens in my mind. So I am always working on an enormous number of things at the same time. And even in different domains: painting, etching, lithography, sculpture, ceramics.
Juan Miro, remarks collected by Yvon Taillandier
Jackson Pollock, “My Painting” Possibilities 1 (Winter 1947-48)
Will Henry Stevens, quoted in Bernard Lemann, "Will Henry's Nature" (c. 1946-47),manuscript copy courtesy of Robert P. Coggins