I’ve mentioned Steve Keane before. In addition to having the best artist website ever, as the video in the first link says, he may be the most prolific painter ever. Aside from possible inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records (if that still exists), does making a lot of things count for anything? I think about this a lot because I make a lot of things.
I long ago let go of the hope of agonizing over one perfect precious masterpiece over eons; that doesn’t work for me. I throw a bunch of shit against the wall and hope some small percentage sticks. Since diving into the collage thing last year, there’s a new wrinkle to the process. Now, after I finish something I find lacking, instead of ripping it up and tossing it in the trash, I rip it up and make a new thing out of it. Perhaps, eventually, I’ll refine the technique to the point that I can just keep building up and tearing down the same picture over and over. That’ll be my great gesamkunstwerk. Probably not.
I’ll keep cranking out stuff until the well runs dry. Like book covers for books that I’ve only just started writing.
It’s my “process”, I guess.