S O U L Q U O T E S
“He was a diamond of a soul.” ~ Sally Fields *
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” ~ Martha Graham **
“Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Some minds are incapable of skepticism.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ***
“A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.”
~ Robert Hughes ****
* Sally was speaking about Paul Newman (actors).
** Martha Graham, a famous dancer!
Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture.
*** Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
**** Robert Hughes, art critic. His words, although not directed at Ellen E Brock or her sculptures, do apply to the nature of soul in her graduation artworks of May 1990 (Alberta College of Art and Design’s (ACAD); Ellen’s sculptures were selected on graduation night by curators who later placed them into a two-person sculpture gallery show (August 1990), at “Truck: An Artist-run Centre. Her pieces were made of RUSTED METAL & LACE and were a commentary on what (who) is actually strong, and what (who) is actually vulnerable (and destructible); appearances vs reality: metal or lace. She titles her sculptures still today as some derivative of STRENGTH vs VULNERABILITY ~ Ellen E Brock © 1990 Truck Artist-run Centre Exhibition (a.k.a Kathy; Calgary Herald, Canada). (Photographs coming soon!) www.truck.ca