Agnes Denes Quotes.
Thinking has an understructure and underpinnings.
Every one of my works, when I’m looking back, becomes some kind of solution, or something to concentrate on. Something to pay attention to and maybe change direction.
If I like a person, I like them. I may like the art and not like the person.
I always was alone. And I’m alone today. It’s fine. I have lots of friends, but not in terms of working together.
Words are changing. I find that old expressions are outdated, so when I write something, I try to find a new expression that hasn’t been born yet. It’s difficult.
People always understand everything in retrospect.
I’m mostly self-taught. I didn’t learn much in school.
The tree is made by nature, mathematics by people. And combining the two is creating this beautiful alliance between humanity and nature. That’s why my forests are mathematical expansion systems, all of them.
Most wonderful things are unconscious.
If I could relive my life, what I would do is work with scientists. But not one scientist, because they’re locked into their little specializations. I’d go from scientist to scientist to scientist, like a bee goes from flower to flower.
I went through about six or seven painting methods just to see what I didn’t want to do. And then I got off the wall, and went into the environment.
I wish I didn’t have daily problems to deal with, so that I could just concentrate on learning more, every single day.
Anything important has to be almost invisible. And underrated. So the understructure should be underrated, but strong enough to hold the earth.
People don’t hurt what they love.
One thing that’s paramount in my life is that I am alone. I’m a loner. And yet I have many friends and I don’t feel lonely. And I even like my own company. But when I’m alone, it’s to read or write. I’m in my thoughts. Mostly I’m learning.
What I did for my last act as a painter, if you call me a painter, was to photograph the weave of the canvas, and enlarge it and enlarge it until it became like a landscape.
When I’m gone, you’ll be sitting in a cafe and say, “Do you remember Agnes?”
I had drawings that were the first time that mathematics was put into visual form.
Pattern-finding is the purpose of the mind and the construct of the universe. There are an infinite number of patterns, some of which are known; those still unknown hold the key to unresolved enigmas and paradoxes.