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In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. (Ansel Adams)

There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect. (Ann Beattie)

I am trying to listen to what a certain situation demands, and that means going outwards, exploring, leaving myself behind. (Julian Bell)

My heart and soul have been surprised over and over again, with every work of art I explore. It has helped me understand that 'The Soul Loves the Truth.' (Kathleen Carrillo)

The trick is to keep exploring and not bail out, even when we find out that something is not what we thought. (Pema Chodron)

Each painting is an exploration in unknown country, or as Manet said, it is like throwing oneself into the sea in order to learn to swim. (Prunella Clough)

I don't begrudge my education but I wish I had started working on my own explorations sooner. (Judith D'Agostino)

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. (E. L. Doctorow)

We shall not cease from exploration / And in the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time. (T. S. Eliot)

All art is a kind of exploring. To discover and reveal is the way every artist sets about his business. (Robert Flaherty)

Be willing to get out of your comfortable creative box, explore, and be willing to fail. Smile. (Gwen Fox)

You can accelerate your development by giving yourself a fresh set of challenges, or the same set viewed from a different angle, every day. Explore a different path – if it's a dead end, explore another. (Paul Foxton)

I am mindful to allow for the joy of exploration and discovery within the framework of each of my works. (Tom Francesconi)

An artist's job is to explore and paint the elemental forces of nature. (Andrew Hamilton)

The things that interest me most about painting are whatever is difficult or unexplored, rather than what I can already do. Following that path results in failures once in a while, but it's much more rewarding when I make a breakthrough. (Quang Ho)

There were dozens of lakes, many of them not on the map. For identification purposes we gave them names. The bright sparkling lakes we named after people we admired... to the swampy ones, all messed up with moose tracks, we gave the names of the critics who disparaged us. (A. Y. Jackson)

We might as well give in to the tug of our spirits to explore this confounding and wondrous world. We might as well greet each other as endless pilgrims and bid each other well on our way. Because we're already on the road... (Anthony Lawlor)

An artist is an explorer. He has to begin by self-discovery and by observation of his own procedure. After that he must not feel under any constraint. (Henri Matisse)

We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. (Mignon McLaughlin)

I do not explain, I explore. (Marshall McLuhan)

Explore, discover, meditate. (Damar Minyak)

My work is not repetition. It is an exploration. (Guido Molinari)

An artist has to be a little like Lewis and Clark, always exploring in new, uncharted directions. (C. W. Mundy)

Meaning is not thought up and then written down. The act of writing is an act of thought. All writing is experimental in the beginning. It is an attempt to solve a problem, to find a meaning, to discover its own way towards a meaning. (Donald Murray)

It's important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray. (Roger von Oech)

What we have to do is to be forever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions. (Walter Pater)

All that is happening in art is part of a process of exploration and discovery. I hope to live for a few more years so that I can catch glimpses of the oncoming future. (Joseph Plaskett)

The human mind can dream up far more interesting things than even mother nature. Explore the infinite. Make your next painting your own. (Scott Pynn)

An artist's early work is inevitably made up of a mixture of tendencies and interests, some of which are compatible and some of which are in conflict. As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes, certain patterns of enquiry emerge. (Bridget Riley)

A journey solely to discover may fail while one of pure exploration rarely fails to enlighten. (Ian Semple)

I am fine, though it is hard to think of what kind of work to make at this point, other than decorative, escapist or abstract. I suppose I'll explore one or all of these things. (Cindy Sherman)

What a fascinating, unexplored realm to explore – the absent-minded places our minds go! (Mary Jo Sinner)

I obliged myself to explore where I might otherwise not have. And that's what 'mind-flexing' is all about – making those brain-muscles work so that you feel empowered to pursue your own vision. (Tony Smibert)

I explore the particular with the hope of discovering something microscopically universal. (Lynda Gaelyn Smith)

I'm not lost. I'm exploring. (Jana Stanfield)

This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. (John Steinbeck)

My biggest fear is expending the best and most exciting energy in sketches, no matter how quickly executed. I often need to empty the rubbish bin several times before regaining the fresh quality of the initial exploratory sketches. (Catherine Stock)

The work of the artist is an exploration to see and feel life with lucid vision and a pure heart – so much so, that the art has no choice but to be exciting, unique, powerful and sensual. (Robert Sturman)

The difficult part of the process is the long exploration and discovery of your own soul and living with the results. (Mike Svob)

Not all who wander are lost. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

There are those who would misteach us that to stick in a rut is consistency - and a virtue; and that to climb out of the rut is inconsistency - and a vice. (Mark Twain)

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way. (David Whyte)

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. (Marcia Wieder)


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