Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thank you for sharing, now go sit down
I want to make note of something I wrote to a student of mine after reading his thoughts on making art ( futile, frustrating, and other art school trauma scars):
I "hear" that you are "scarred" from your (former art school) experience - that said - "MOVE ON!" You have a sharp mind conceptually and intellectually, are definitely capable technically, so LET GO of all the "stuff" and just dig. I would rather see you take a risk in our remaining short time together. Heck - there are times I think maybe I'll "stop being an artist" and do something else, rather than fall short of my own expectations, but I keep showing up... because when you get down to it the act of creating is exhilarating.
Remembering these thoughts will also be helpful when I find my old demons raging against me!