“Painting is the only art form except still photography which is without time.
“Music takes time to listen to and ends, writing takes time and ends, movies end, ideas and even sculpture take time.
“Painting does not. It never ends, it is the only thing that is both continuous and still.”— Joan Mitchell
(Yves Michaud “Conversations with Joan Mitchell, 12 January 12 1986,” in Joan Mitchell: New Paintings (New York, Xavier Fourcade, 1986)