John Marin

John Marin

John Marin

John Marin

Excerpt

In the leaves of this book will be found The goings on of this— critter myself—and reproductions of some of his playings— Sympathetically gathered and put down by one who believes in this—critter myself— If you like what you read and what you see—all very well— if you don't—well you just don't— but don't blame too much the one who has fused this all together—a pretty good fusing—I'll say—and—with Style— and plenty of careful labor. So—if you must blame him—blame him for the Subject he chose—again—this Critter myself as to the why of the above Scribbling—well— you see—I was asked to shove in a few leaves maybe what I say will spoil the book for I have a Spleen—have a grouch to get off—my chest— anyway here goes In the first place—having had a few physical and mental disturbances myself—I am a great believer in—Health— not that these disturbances of life do not play a role—they must but—that they should predominate—why?— So Health is my credo— Looked at—most trees in the forest appear moderately in health —Looked at mentally all trees—can be—made to look diseased There's the—so called—abstractionist—the so called— non objective approach quite too often—a disease approach or from another point of view—streamlined of all humanity. where an old fashioned human, embrace is quickly nullified by divorce Or where nudity of the Object is blatantly shown for the specific purpose of making it the supreme—Commondenominator— where nudity is shown to rob it—itself—of its . . .

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