O God give me fearlessness to proclaim your Word.
And give me an angel of inspiration so that I might be fearless on behalf
of my work as a proclamation of you.
“Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people is smitten with a great wound, with a very grievous blow.”
from Jeremiah 14
– Art Notebook, 2/2020
I suppose the above prayer was written just before sleep. The addition “written in dark” and the quote from Jeremiah were in a neater script–perhaps added the next morning. This follows his previous notebook entry about allowing no compromise in his art. What will follow in the next entry are his unbridled thoughts about why he paints drapery.
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