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“See Deeper by Viewing Upside Down”

When I want to study the structure of a sufferer’s face, for this determines so much of his vitality, I have him lie down and I sit above the vertex of his head. This way I am in a sense viewing him upside down and now I am not potentially misled, even, as it were, seduced by his particular facial expression. I can see deeper into him.

It’s the same with a painting or a photograph. I’ve long recommended viewing it upside down, for then we see deeper than the superficial subject matter. We feel its inherent Life Energy.

Well, in a way, my art is always upside down, for it has no subject, no easily recognized form to distract the viewer from its purpose. It is formless, the better to energize by its Life Energy.


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