After one learns to draw, then what? My intuition is ahead of my verbal intelligence. Last night my dreams could only be labelled "bad". I dreamt of failure, loss of money, and the struggles of poverty. From past experience such night-time demonstration of emotions leads to ill-at-ease during the day which precedes a change in direction in my art. Recently I have complained of my work feeling "academic", i.e. good but nothing irksome enough to break a viewer's comfortable opinion of how things work. I do not make art simply to reflect what I see; I make art to open and expose the hidden and buried knowledge that must be discovered through slashes and burns to the superficial world I find immediately accessible. There will be no time for the studio today, and this is probably a good thing. I think it best to ride these disagreeable feelings before I make art again.
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