Purity, Danger & Dirt

2 Jan

“Should I not allow for the obsessional artist whose tolerance of disorder is practically complete? His studio is chaotic, he sleeps there, eats there, urinates in the hand-basin or out of the window when his passion for his work gives him no time to go to the WC. Everything look wildly disordered, except on his canvas: there alone do calm & quiet reign. For him the canvas is the only sacred space, where repleteness is compulsory and where the least signs of disorder would send him into fits of anxiety”.

– Purity & Danger, Mary Douglas

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