5.) Can you provide a little information or "sneak peek" on the pieces you've included in the show? (I.e., how long it took to make, what materials you used, etc.)
|The Power of Desire, ©2010, collage|
6.) What would you say to all of the other aspiring artists out there?
I had difficulty with this questions because it seems to presume that I've arrived somewhere when, in fact, I feel like I'm constantly striving myself. The answer below is what I deeply believe.
Persistence, persistence, persistence. Very little happens overnight and real progress occurs over years. Never give up. Always believe that you have a unique voice, unlike any other artist. Have the courage to believe in this voice. Malcolm Gladwell makes this point about persistence in his book The Outliers. In it he talks about the 10,000-Hour Rule, saying that the way to success in many fields is, to a great extent, based on practicing a specific task for a sum total of about 10,000 hours. I haven't been counting--but I may be getting close.
|L'Eau de Vie, ©2010, collage|