in a 1986 interview with painter Joan Mitchell, Yves Michaud says "You talk of feeling, existing, living...[in your inspiration]" and she responds " Feeling, existing, living. I think its all the same, except for quality. Existing is survival; it does not mean necessarily feeling. You can say good morning, good evenings. Feeling is something more:it's feeling your existence. It's not just survival. Painting is a mean of feeling living...Painting is the only art form except still photography which is without time. Music takes time to listen to and ends, writing takes time and ends, movies end, ideas and sculpture take time. Painting does not. It never ends, it is the only thing that is both continuous and still. Then I can be very happy. It's a still place. It is like one word, one image..."(Joan Mitchell pictured above).
Her statements intrigue and inspire.