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From the Magpie (Work)

In which the Magpie finds direction in the grids of Agnes Martin.

Magpie, definition, Cambridge Dictionary: 1) a bird with black and white feathers and a long tail, 2) someone who likes to collect many different objects, or use many different styles

Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art


Like friendship itself, the work is at once ordinary, repetitive, closely woven, and magnificent. It just does not stop, stroke after stroke. It looks at once simple, effortlessly composed, and like an enormous amount of work.

photo by George Etheredge for The New York Times