18 June 2008

all the effort in the world wont matter if youre not inspired

this was peters theory of self expression. the paradox of being a professional artist. how we spend our lives trying to express ourselves well, but we have nothing to tell. we want creativity to be a system of cause and effect. results. marketable product. we want dedication and discipline to equal recognition and reward. we get on our art school treadmill, our graduate program for a masters in fine arts, and practice, practice, practice. with all our excellent skills, we have nothing special to document. according to peter, nothing pisses us off more than when some strung out drug addict, a lazy bum, or a slobbering pervert creates a masterpiece. as if by accident. some idiot whos not afraid to say what they really love.


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