This is one of Shakespeare's best known lines—from, of course, Romeo and Juliet,1592. The "wherefore" here means why rather than where. What Juliet is asking, in allusion to the feud between her Capulet family and Romeo's Montague clan, is "Romeo, why are you a Montague?". Their love is impossible because of their family names and she asks him to change his allegiance, or else she will change hers.
Just as in Romeo and Juliet, the battle for allegiance has begun. I have given up preconceptions. I will merely act. Now you are going to see a lot of painting, because I can do it. I will not know if the quality is good, as I will allow it to spill from me without criticism. Yes, I am a bit uncomfortable with the image shown today in the beginning of this new painting, which I call "Unexpected." The woman is more pleasant than I expected. I began this painting feeling the power of my new acceptance of the primacy of the abstract elements of art, but she is what she is. As this painting develops I will follow my deepest intuition in making decisions. I will act as if in a dream. Thus far, I have enjoyed the manipulation of space, in both the major and minor forms, from the jutting forward of the woman's nose, to the spatial rotation of forehead of the man, to the way the chair back and table top push the viewer into the artificial three-dimensional depth of the painting. I cannot give up my glee over creating the allusion of 3-D space on a 2-D canvas!
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