The weird, tacky, overdone, overcolorful, Vegas-on-even-more-drugs style buildings by Freddy Mamani in Bolivia should be terrible, but somehow, at least in my opinion, they aren’t. They’re foreign, but familiar; terrible, but good.
– via Wallpaper
I think good narrative comes from observing the world and what happens inside yourself. The opportunity to move in and out of two realities, your inner world and the world outside of you, is what I find fascinating about writing. If you just want to tell stories, there are other ways, other media, to do so.
– Laia Jufresa in BOMB Magazine
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else.
– Donal Ervin Knuth, via Visual Poetry
Though he died before it was completed, David Foster Wallace spent a decade trying to write “The Pale King.” This article does a fantastic job of exploring that tortured process, and reminds us that art does not spring strictly from a well of inspiration: there’s an awful lot of work involved. via The Los Angeles Review of Books