Yesterday's drawings are me revisiting my past, questioning it. I realize I am paying for my past. I ask myself, "Of all those things I know, those things I rely upon for daily activity, what is good, and what is a hindrance?" Am I being impeded by that which I do automatically well? Repetition leads to habits, both good and bad. I have to separate those things which I do that help me decipher authentic expression from those things which I do that are habitually, prudently, cautious. Being circumspect means denying risk. Without risk, true self-awareness is unavailable. I do not want to rely upon tricks learned in my past. I want to walk openly, dangerously, on the creative tight-rope. Successful art is made by finding true ground. If I avoid going to places I do not know, if I tread only on the earth that I know, I will never discover the truth I do not know.
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