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The first time I saw works by Matisse live I was shocked. Matisse was a sloppy artist. His work is full of pin holes and is poorly executed. He would get a bad grade in any art school for execution. Matisse was an artist more concerned with the feeling of creation than the details and his grade on innovation alone would wipe out and balance the messiness. It's shocking because you grow up with images that never show the messy part or have been corrected. You could see from his work the furry and intensity of his creative process. No time for the small stuff just a whirlwind of creation. I learned a lot from my examination of his work and fell in love with his works just as they were. He opened my mind just a bit more with his burning desire to create. This is my entry in the Nasher/Matisse palette limited fabric contest.