Carmen Herrera, Painter, 94

20 Dec

Whenever those Saturn Return-y thoughts creep into my head, of not doing/having done “enough” already…I’m refreshed by elders.

Cuban-born painter Carmen Herrera, sold her first painting five years ago, at the age of 89.

So now, she’s 94 years old!

Some words o’ wisdom from Herrera (courtesy of the NY Times)

“Look, to me it was white, beautiful white, and then the white was shrieking for the green, and the little triangle created a force field. People see very sexy things — dirty minds! — but to me sex is sex, and triangles are triangles.”

“I have more money now than I ever had in my life.”

“Only my love of the straight line keeps me going.”


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