You know that moment? You suddenly realise exactly what it is you have to do. And just how you’re going to do it.
You push away the pile of how-to books, shut down that expensive ‘mastery’ course, and gasp, maybe even politely fire your coach.
Your direction has become so three-dimensionally clear that you can’t imagine how you never saw it before.
You’ve just stepped into the full realisation of yourself at the Third Level of your creative life.
When I travel, I always find it hard to get back into making art.
Often it takes a leap of faith to get going again.
Often too, I use a stream-of-consciousness drawing to give me insight into what my next step is.
I did one of these drawings on returning from my 6 week stay Spain this week. The insight was that I've already mapped out the chain of tasks that I need to do to complete this piece. All I have to do is follow the chain.
And so I started.
I'd love you to be here with me to unfold this book for yourself.
But the best I can offer you - instead of just viewing a static image of the work - is to see it folded and unfolded on video.
Just 28cm x 24.5 cm when it's closed, this artist's book unfolds to over a metre in length!
I was trying discover who I was as an artist.
Looking for a way to shake off my early conditioning and an excessive dependence on external validation.
It’s more than a year and a half since I’ve been at my house in Spain.
And twice as long since I began work on my first Artist’s Book.