Recently I was describing the complete and utter revolution Iâ€™ve experienced in my artistic practice, only to have the listener remark â€œbut that sounds like what all artists do in the studioâ€. At that moment it became clear to me that perhaps I needed to develop my language skillsâ€¦ a bit. But I must say that on some level she is correct. Yes, I am doing what all artists do in the studio. But now I am doing it DIFFERENTLY then I was before.
Someone once told me that every artist should have a secret body of work that they never show.
“How can we speak of these “common things”, how rather, can we stalk them, how can we flush them out, rescue them from the mire in which they remain stuck, how can we give them a meaning, a tongue, so that they are at last able to speak of the way things are, the way we are?”