“At the risk of getting heavy...”
As an artist you must be responsible for the images you create. As a person in general it is important to be in touch with your motives. I know that I would make a poor debate partner as it is more important for me to make an eloquent point than to get the facts straight.
An artist’s statement (is always changing).
When developing as an artist you never call yourself one because you’re not there yet. By the time you are, your work has become so Byzantine the Artist label is an easy way out.
And so, and I’m figuring this out as I write, the personal work that was offered out into the world so tentatively twenty-five years ago, is now flung out there with confidence and unconcern for the frequent belittler. Not looking back, but ahead and over yonder to fill in more lines to appease my disquieted mind. Completion means expose. Make room for more white paper and sharp pencils. Zen says you can not get to truth through reasoning, it is too limiting. There’s a good reason for ya. Rest on that.
above; CM Harnett-Hargrove in Practically Pink.
“Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
St. Francis of Assisi ...the troubadour in rags who preached to the birds in the garden.