Jane Livingston writes that Joan Mitchell "kept insisting that feeling a place, transforming a memory, recording something specifically related to experience, with all its intense light and joy and perhaps anguish, was what she was doing."
While working on "Waves," Mitchell's thoughts about creating resonated deeply within me. The way the light filters through the forms and reflects onto the surface feels intangible and transient. We all have emotions, memories, dreams that we cannot put words to; I like to use the visual to express what the verbal cannot.
- Susan Klein