William Baziotes Quote
Each painting has its own way of evolving. One may start with a few color areas on the canvas; another with a myriad of lines, another with a profusion of colors... Once I sense the suggestion I begin to paint intuitively. The suggestion then becomes a phantom that must be caught and made real. As I work, or when the painting is finished, the subject reveals itself.
in: 'I Cannot Evolve Any Concrete Theory', William Baziotes, in Possibilities, Vol. I, no. 1, New York, winter 1947-48, p. 2