Friday, May 4, 2012

A man and his calling

An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation so much as invocation.  Part of the work cannot be made, it must be received; and we cannot have this gift except, perhaps, by supplication, by courting, by creating within ourselves that begging bowl to which the gift is drawn. 

Lewis Hyde from The Gift: Imagination and the Entire Life of Property  

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