Trust in oneself, trust in one's ability, trust that one's training, and one's knowledge, is adequate to tap one's talent, does not come easy. Yet I believe it has happened to me. My fear is becoming transformed from, "Do I have the wherewithal to do this?" to "Do I have the energy and resources to do this?" My fear is becoming this: I could start ten paintings today, but how can I find the time to stretch the canvases, to put the paint on the canvases, and can I buy enough paint, and where will I find enough space to store the paintings, and do I have enough time in the day to do it all? Another constant fear is the question that attends being an artist on the edge of one's knowledge: Is this work worth doing? Georges Braque said, "There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain." Henri Matisse said, "A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light." Both of these quotes speak to the mystery that is painting and drawing. I do it because I can, and it is better to do this to research my existence, than do nothing.
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