Saturday Creativity Quote

Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park (photo by the author)

“It is ourselves we see, ourselves lifted from a parochial setting. We see what we have not heretofore realized, ourselves made worthy in our anonymity. What the artist does applies to everything, every day, everywhere to quicken and elucidate, to fortify and enlarge the life about him and make it eloquent—to make it scream, as Evans does.”

– William Carlos Williams, in a review of Walker Evans’ photographs, quoted by Leslie Jamison in “Make It Scream, Make It Burn,” in Oxford American, 10/16/13