A long time ago when I was in college I worked at an art gallery that was run by a husband and wife.
The husband was an artist and I worked as an assistant to them. It was a great experience for me
but it ended a little funny- mainly due to financial reasons for them and so I was let go.
Recently I've been thinking about something he said to me at the end when I'm sure he was highly stressed about weather they were going to make it or not-so it came out sounding more terse than it probably should have- but he said to me- "you think that art is just making little tiny things...great art has to be more than that".
At that time I felt he was being critical of me because I tend to work small and of course anyone who is going to "make it" in the art world has to make great big things.
I was young then and admit it has taken me a long time to become grounded in who I am and why
I make "tiny little things" to begin with. Annamaria has a brilliant post today that made me realize that
it's a drive or desire to find something authentic with in, and that I need to do this for myself .
Because if I ignore it- this creative impulse...well my life is not so great, and it has to be more than that.