” When you walk into a room, you assess it instantaneously, habitually, before you’re even aware of it. I mean, you make sure there’s not a hole you’re going to fall into, but mostly you’re not even aware of what you’re thinking. “


” It’s a constant, continuous, spectacular world we live in, and every day you see things that just knock you out, if you pay attention. “


” If you wanted to watch me work, it would be totally boring. It would look like a Warhol film where nothing happens. I sit for 24 hours, then I scratch myself. “


” For the next week, try the best you can to pay attention to sounds. You will start hearing all these sounds coming in. Once you let them in, you’ve already done the first and most critical thing, you’ve honored that information by including it. And by doing that, you’ve actually changed the world. “


” There’s no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it – I make this statement all the time: You can’t plan nature, you court her. “


” If I hold up a red square for 30 seconds and take it away, you will see a perfect green square. It’s how the eye works. So if you want to paint a really good red painting, you have to strategically place in some green, so the eye is brought back. “


” The thing about a plant is, let’s say it will have 50 or 100 little points of bright red. If you look at the thing as it goes down, it becomes green in a way… It is way more spectacular than pointillist paintings where these things are played with, but never to the level of what happens in nature. “


” Whenever you look at light, basically it’s just air. It has no tactileness to it. It’s totally without density. “


” Every time you do something, make something, it’s final in a way, but it’s not. It immediately raises a great set of questions. And if you become a question addict, which I am, you immediately have something you need to pursue. “



All 9 Robert Irwin Quotes about You in picture


When you walk into a room, you assess it instantaneously, habitually, before you
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If you wanted to watch me work, it would be totally boring. It would look like a Warhol film where nothing happens. I sit for 24 hours, then I scratch myself.
For the next week, try the best you can to pay attention to sounds. You will start hearing all these sounds coming in. Once you let them in, you
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If I hold up a red square for 30 seconds and take it away, you will see a perfect green square. It
The thing about a plant is, let
Whenever you look at light, basically it
Every time you do something, make something, it

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