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"You have to learn how to breathe and how to be quiet. Then you can achieve stillness. You have to learn to trust the universe that holds you. It is then that you can see what is placed before you.

My work comes from a belief in the thing itself, the egg or feather. I make art from a very meditative place; it is not a struggle. I have personal inner struggles because life is hard. But my art is not where I struggle. I never know what it will look like until it is finished, and then it just looks like what it is--my love for whatever I am working with."

Lenore Tawney, quoted by Brett Bartlett Misiura in "Lenore Tawney: The Art of Respect," New Choices for the Best Years, December, 1990
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