In the article by Romy Silver, I learned that, when Martin was asked whether she was friendly with American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992), she replied, "Yes." Then she added, "But I don't agree with him." What she didn't agree with was a statement he made in his book Silence: "There is no such thing as silence." Martin insisted that there is: When you walk into a forest there are all kinds of sounds but you feel as though you have stepped into silence.
How do you find a place of inner silence in order to create? Is it elusive or a state you gain access to easily?
What artwork communicates a quiet or stillness to you? How do you know it; what do you experience that conveys that sense?