Where art is concerned, quantity is not the issue. What matters is quality.
I must set high standards for myself.
There is nothing wrong with my art. That is the problem -- there is nothing wrong. Therefore my art is good, but never interesting. Look at a Comme des Garcons fashion show (especially SS 2012). There are at least 500 wrong things in it, but it is never for a moment boring or dull.
I was looking at two books on drawing, and things done more than forty years ago are more interesting than what I am doing now.
I am losing interest in non-contemporary art. I have done realistic illustrations, expressive drawings, and abstract paintings. It is time to move on.
I am inspired by Shirley Kwan's 'The birth of ten thousand things'.
I am thinking of mini-projects that require research and thought.
If I take more than two hours to work on an A4-size drawing of a dead bird, and the result is not even satisfactory, then I should not expect things to be easy.
I am turning 32. I want to do the best art of my life.
I accept my calling as an artist. I am not ashamed to learn from those who came before me.
4 years ago