One In A Million Series
One of my professors in college told me to paint every day – and I still do. This same professor told me that if I was lucky perhaps 1 int 10 works will turn out so I shouldn’t get so upset with the ones that don’t.
Over the years I have come to realize that it is not one in 10 but more like one in maybe 50 works will turn out free and independent. But that ONE work – that one in a million – is so worth the 49 others. All those works to get that one piece. To get the discovery that explodes from that one piece. That discovery – well it is just glorious.
You never know when that one in a million will happen. Don’t be afraid – explore – and put all your energy into the one work you are working on. You never know when that one in a million will happen.
Every time I start a new work, I don’t try to make it that perfect piece. As I create I ask myself – but is this art? Hidden within this question is – is it free – it is unique – is it one of a kind.
Only through freedom does innovation come. Only through freedom will this work become that one.