Joan Mitchell, "I have often questioned, ”Did I do that?” on seeing a painting of mine unexpectedly in some place. It has become disconnected. Once they leave the studio, they go and it is another sort of abandonment… …But a painting is not part of me. Because when I do paint, I am not aware of myself. As I said before, I am ”no hands,” the painting is telling me what to do. So it is not really a part of me at all. It is part of something else."