Do you ever worry that you’re on the wrong track with your practice?
We posted this question on our Instagram on 23rd April 2021, here are the answers offered by our followers:
- All the time.
- I so often see calls for mural proposals that sometimes wonder if it would be better for me to think more 2d. Then a few years ago I was focusing on how to make my hand held sculptures more applicable for submitting to group gallery shows. My solution ended up being too interesting for the original problem but now I am left with these interesting objects that I don’t know how to define. Actually that I struggle to define them isn’t a personal issue but I feel like when you push things out of your studio others want a clean category to put things in. Isn’t that someone else’s job?
- At the moment, actually maintaining a practice is difficult for me at least! I think a lot of folks are struggling with creative isolation and even with the beginning of things starting to open up again, feeling a bit daunted. Thinking literally, going down a creative cul-de-sac from time to time is part of the journey!
- I also think that sometimes you can get into a “comparison is the thief of joy” kind of thing with your practice, imagining you’re the only person to ever have doubts/have can’t be arsed periods/feel a bit ‘sod-it’.
- All the time! 😬
- Constantly, so I call it a heuristic practice (to give it purpose/to make myself feel better about it 😳)!