There is a true, consistent force behind the motive in the studio, and often it is forgotten. Maybe, it’s not forgotten, so much as it is not consciously surfaced. The desire to create something beautiful is at the heart of the studio practice, and, if that is all there is, that is enough. Am I represented by a gallery? Nope. Do I sell many paintings? Nope. Am I on the radar of curators? Nope. There is plenty of that menial fluff to go around, but I don’t let it weigh me down any longer (except on the rare day or two every quarter).
Working to create something beautiful is the reward. Anything else is extra on top of that… chocolate syrup on the ice cream.