I also like seeing people using materials that one is not accustomed to seeing in art, because I think that has a particular value. New materials have fresh associations, physical properties and qualities that have built into them the possibility of forcing you or helping you do something else. I think it’s more difficult to constantly be experimental with paint.
Robert Rauschenberg was born today in 1925. This wonderful quote is from an audio recording from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.  (via whitneymuseum)