I have been thinking about courage lately.
Courage: — the ability to do something that you know is right or good,even though it is dangerous, frightening, or very difficult (per dictionary).
It takes courage to be real. Courage and a great sense of vulnerability at the same time. With abstract work there is no framework of a realistic image. Only the moment. That inner calling that seeks to find a truthful expression. Quite a ruthless process at times.
My best work happens when I don’t care, but am fully present. Perhaps Self doubt is the artists biggest an enemy.
Thanks to the man in the suit for posing unknowingly in front of Rothko’s masterpiece.Berlin National Galeria, 5 years ago.