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metagon, dry brush stroke (2003)
brush and ink on japanese paper, 15x15 on 21x21in.

starting from a seed

(paul klee quoted by john cage)

it is a great difficulty and a great necessity to have to start with the smallest. i want to be as though new-born, knowing nothing, absolutely nothing, about europe; ignoring poets and fashions, to be almost primitive. then i want to do something very modest; to work out by myself a tiny formal motive, one that my pencil will be able to hold without technique. one favorable moment is enough. the little thing is easily and concisely set down. it's already done! it was a tiny, but real affair, and someday through the repetition of such small, but original, deeds, there will be one work upon which i can really build.

(john cage, defense of satie 1948)

traditions are beautiful --to create them, --not to follow.
(franz marc, motto de la societe anonyme)

creative commons license jean-pierre hébert contact. (12 Sep 2007)