good stuff

March 16, 2011

When artist Chuck Close was asked, “Do you have a motto or creed that as an artist you live by”? This was his response:

” Inspiration is for amatures-the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will – through work – bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great “art idea”. And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day”.

From – Inside The Painter’s Studio by Joe Fig

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One Response to “good stuff”

  1. Bethany said

    I wish I’d read this years ago. Thank you for posting it. I’m going to write it out and put it where I can see it every day.

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