From the Magpie (Work)
In which the Magpie finds direction in the grids of Agnes Martin.
Magpie, definition, Cambridge Dictionary: 1) a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail, 2) someone who likes to collect many different objects, or use many different styles
Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art
Like friendship itself, the work is at once ordinary, repetitive, closely woven, and magnificent. It just does not stop, stroke after stroke. It looks at once simple, effortlessly composed, and like an enormous amount of work.
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