….as I was saying, all this week I have been drawing an 'Imagined City' onto the walls of The Higgins Gallery in Bedford. From tomorrow morning at 11am you can help me finish it by adding colour, detail, people, monsters, aliens, transport or whatever you want.
Make work to serve others, forget about the attention, and no check or following will ever give you more fulfillment. True art is a gift that’s given with joy. It’s a natural compulsion to share what we’re excited about. This is why chasing anything else is so deadening. The pursuit of fame or some monitory goal is a request that’s begged for with frustration. And it will always be fought for with frustration because art was never meant to be used as a means for attention. It’s meant to bring life and joy to others. It’s meant to open the door of communication between people who would have never otherwise communicated. It’s a destroyer of walls and should never be used as the mortar between bricks of a platform that we build for ourselves to stand on. Give your art away and that is when you’ll find yourself - when you’ll forget about who’s watching and start expressing yourself in a way which cares more about what you’re contributing than what you’ll receive back.