38096. “Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.” — Jeff Koons

 QUOTES AUTHORS JEFF KOONS Jeff Koons Quotes and Sayings - Page 1 More Jeff Koons quote about: Art,Morality, “Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Believe #Responsibility “Art is something that happens inside us. We look at things in the world, and we become excited by them. We understand our own possibilities of becoming. And that's what art is.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Looks #World “The job of the artist is to make a gesture and really show people what their potential is. It’s not about the object, and it’s not about the image; it’s about the viewer. That's where the art happens.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Jobs #People “I think about my work every minute of the day.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Thinking #Architecture “I love the gallery, the arena of representation. It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics, and that's taking place in the art gallery.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #World #Arena “Art has this ability to allow you to connect back through history in the same way that biology does. I'm always looking for source material.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Way #Doe “Ive always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. Thats what Ive always done.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Feelings #Connections “When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them.” -- Jeff Koons #People #Judgment #Possibility “For me, art really starts with acceptance, self trust. Wherever you come to with art, its perfect. You dont have to come with anything. What you bring to something is the art. Thats where its found. Its found within you.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Acceptance #Self “Nothing can touch me now - I'm Jeff Koons and my art can defend me !” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Touch Me “When I view the world, I don't think of my own work. I think of my hope that, through art, people can get a sense of the type of invisible fabric that holds us all together, that holds the world together.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Thinking #Views “My process of being inspired is very intuitive. Im constantly following my interest.” -- Jeff Koons #Inspired #Process #Interest “I know how art has come in and really changed my life, so to give these children that opportunity just to come into contact with art - that's wonderful.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Children #Opportunity “The moment we live in is a great time to make art. We have different technologies to play with, and we're left with the opportunity to focus on our work.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Technology #Opportunity “I'm basically the idea person. I'm not physically involved in the production. I don't have the necessary abilities, so I go to the top people.” -- Jeff Koons #Ideas #People #Collaboration “Anything you can do to protect the public and allow it to have the confidence that our financial controls are good is very, very positive.” -- Jeff Koons #Money #Financial #Protect “As morality seems to have supplanted civilization, I move on to the spiritual.” -- Jeff Koons #Spiritual #Moving #Civilization “I would prefer a normal-sized breast, or a small breast or whatever, and that it be natural, than to understand that it was just some jelly in there.” -- Jeff Koons #Jelly #Normal #Natural “I was always an artist. I was a broker to earn a living, but I was always thinking about my art.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Thinking #Profession “I'm making some of the greatest art being made now. It'll take the art world ten years to get around to it.” -- Jeff Koons #Art #Years #World “I try to create work that doesn't make viewers feel they're being spoken down to, so they feel open participation.” -- Jeff Koons #Trying #Participation #Feels “It's about the production of the work. I need my workers to stay focused.” -- Jeff Koons #Needs #Stay Focused #Workers “I enjoy all mediums, and I have to say, music is the medium that first made me understand how powerful art could be.” -- Jeff Koons

“I enjoy all mediums, and I have to say, music is the medium that first made me understand how powerful art could be.”
— Jeff Koons

 

Hello! My name is Liz—welcome to my quest of becoming the first woman (that I know of) to take, edit, and publish one million photographs to document my journey through this vast, beautiful, diverse, and complex world that we live in.

I spent my childhood moving around small towns in the Midwest. After completing high school in Minnesota, I relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to attend college. I spent the second semester of my sophomore year in Haifa, Israel which solidified my love of travel my passion for new cultures.  I spent some time on the East Coast after college but didn’t have nearly enough time to explore.

After school, I took a job teaching English at a private school in Anyang, South Korea. After two and a half years of living and working in Asia, I decided it was time to come home to the United States and lay down some roots.

In 2010 I had the opportunity to move to Seattle and fell in love with the mountains, the ocean, the food, and the people. My life in the Pacific Northwest has allowed me to pursue my many passions including my rescue dog, Rico, photography, hiking, scuba diving, pottery, cooking, gummy candy, sugar cookies, coffee, tea, running, art in all forms, and travel. I spent ten wonderful years in Seattle and then relocated to a much smaller town of Camas, Washington–just 20 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon in 2020.

In 2018 I took up throwing pottery. This only fueled my creativity further and I found that my photos got better and better the more time that I spent on the pottery wheel.

In 2019 I took a job that allowed me to travel extensively around the West Coast. I had the opportunity to fall in love with and photograph cities of the Western United States.

It is my hope that this project encourages at least one person to live life to the fullest and to see the beauty in both the big and small things that this world as to offer.

Liz

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