Barbara Hammer

Trust yourself, your intuition, your desires and your pursuits. Don’t question yourself too much. Place one foot ahead of the other and go forward steadily. No one will understand as you do the work, the art, you are making – so no need to look for audience approval or ratings.

“Trust yourself, your intuition, your desires and your pursuits. Don’t question yourself too much. Place one foot ahead of the other and go forward steadily. … Read More

I have thought about posterity all my life. There isn’t as much adventure and creative unfolding as there is in planting a garden and watching it grow. It’s like watching the film grow, because you don’t know what the seed of an idea is going to actually result in.

“I have thought about posterity all my life. There isn’t as much adventure and creative unfolding as there is in planting a garden and watching … Read More

I was given some designer colors for ink pens a long time ago and I haven’t used them, and I have some handmade paper, and I just have the desire to drip on wet paper. It reminds me of when I was seven years old and had my tonsils out, and one of the first artworks I made was on toilet paper with a colored pencil; it was sort of half paint and half colored pencil. But I got very involved with color and absorption and I think, you know, 78 is a good time to go back to the beginning.

“I was given some designer colors for ink pens a long time ago and I haven’t used them, and I have some handmade paper, and … Read More