the presence of frustration has something to tell me
[Editor Note: we’re exploring a completely different format for this 20-month-long blog!]
It is interesting to observe the various ways in which people react to frustration. Some people become merely irritable. Some become outright angry. Some break out into tears. The presence of frustration says to us that the status quo is no longer sufficient; the cruel irony in this awareness is that frustration does not immediately indicate what comes next, and this unknownness gives rise to our various reactions.
When I am involved in artwork I often experience frustration. I sense that what I’m doing is now merely doing what I’ve done before. I sense that the work needs to evolve, to become what it has never yet been… and I haven’t a clue how to effect that! Over the many years of being involved in artwork I have come to recognize that the presence of frustration means that…
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