katie runnels

The Constant Gatherer

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)

"artists"Katie Runnels3 Comments
I owe my painting method to the inventor of the 'combine painting'- Robert Rauschenberg who said,  "A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting than wood, nails, turpentine, oil, and fabric." 

Untitled, 1955. Combine painting. Jasper Johns Collection

Minutiae, 1954. Freestanding combine. Private Collection, Switzerland.

Charlene, 1954. Combine painting. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

"I don't think of myself as making art. I do what I do because I want to, because painting is the best way I've found to get along with myself. "