"By 1979, I was making these drawings every morning. As a method of catching intuition and first thoughts it is a technique which sets the imagination free.
In the meditation associated with the initial conception of a building, its first stirring towards form, space and light, the watercolors played a crucial role: they gave intuition a primary position.
(...) Chance operations opened many paths for the composer John Cage, my next door neighbor who lived on 6th Av in NY. Cage used chance protocols to escape the tyranny of the ego. He recommended unintentional acts as key aspects of his method"
Steven Holl - Written in Water