Jasper Johns — American Artist born on May 15, 1930,

Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker... (wikipedia)

There was very little art in my childhood. I was raised in South Carolina; I wasn't aware of any art in South Carolina. There was a minor museum in Charleston, which had nothing of interest in it. It showed local artists, paintings of birds.
Intention involves such a small fragment of our consciousness and of our mind and of our life.
Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.
To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.
When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.