The Paintbox

Photo: Jeff Dungfelder

Oak Creek Canyon, AZ

“You adapt yourself, Paul Klee said, to the contents of the paintbox. Adapting yourself to the contents of the paintbox, he said, is more important than nature and its study. The painter, in other words, does not fit the world to himself. He fits himself to the paint. The self is the servant who bears the paintbox and its inherited contents.”

– from “The Writing Life” by Annie Dillard

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