M.C. Richards

“Working from Source,” as M.C. put it, “uninvolved with reasons why and all the flimsy fabric of mentation,” we are free and brave enough to do what we do even if we do not know what we are doing. No judgment or opinions came from our guide, which helped us not to judge our own work or ourselves. The word community flows through M.C.’s writings and history, the very concept of community was a core mission of her life, even before her years at Black Mountain College; The making and sharing of art was not only a primary aspect of creating community but her life’s work.