LETTER TO MYSELF AS A YOUNG ARTIST
There will never be enough time and space to create what you want to create.
Do it anyway.
Play but be serious with your ambitions.
Remember the importance of rest.
Remember the importance of loneliness.
It’s ok to do simple things.
It’s ok to do complex things.
Remember the body in the work.
Notice what moves you. Stay with the art, music, literature that affects you deeply.
Find comfort and inspiration in your friends.
Find comfort and inspiration in your idols.
Listen to Mary Oliver when she says: “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
Listen to Simone Weil when she says: “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”
Listen to Agnes Martin when she says: “Artwork is a representation of our devotion to life.”