How does one become authentically oneself? It is a matter of showing up and doing the work, the research. That's all I have. Relentlessly. Yesterday's drawing feels right. It is not all I've got, but it contains an authentic piece of me. I am questioning this drawing less than usual. I always worry that I may be deluding myself. I worry about false acceptance. So I step back and look at each drawing and painting and ask, "Does this truly reflect me, who I am and what I know?"
I need to clarify further. Some paintings and drawings I produce are questions in themselves. These works ask about possibilities: "Could this be something I know or want to know?" OR "Is this something within me that must be investigated?" Yesterday's drawing did not fit these categories. That alone calls for celebration.
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