"Art for me is the heavens forever opening up, like asymmetrical, unpredictable, spontaneous Kaleidoscopes. It is magic, it is Joy, it is gardens of surprise and miracle. It is energy, impulse. It is question and answer. It is transcendental reason. It is total in spirit" (Richard Pousette-Dart as quoted in New York School The First Generation, Greenwich, 1970, p. 125).