Saturday, May 10, 2008 - What If?
You know that niggling feeling you get when something is almost done?
A painting is almost finished - almost everything you wanted it to be. A photograph of some gorgeous fruit - you can almost taste it, it is delicious and so real. An angry portrait - you can feel the emotion radiating from their eyes...
Sometimes I think I can catch it. I'm almost there so often. But nothing ever truly achieves what I hope to. No picture I create seems to fill me completely. I'm always satisfied, but never full. I think that is what drives us as artists. To feel instinctively that we are close to reaching our subjective perfection in our work.
I don't think it makes it any less awe inspiring to know that every single one of us may live our lives never reaching it - it only makes the journey ahead so much more thrilling. There is always that, "what if?"...