We live in a society inundated with information. As a result, I believe that knowing what to learn is just as important as knowing what not to learn.
From the beginning of my art career, I chose not to read product labels, art books or to watch a single "How To" YouTube Video.
Why? It was as though the more examples I had of amazing art/artists, and instructions on the proper use of materials, the less I felt like I could create something unique.
Information took the form of well meaning advice: “You must learn the rules in order to break them”. That did not work for me. Learning the rules made me feel paralyzed.
So, if information inhibits my creativity, I would rather not be informed. This allows me the freedom I need to experiment and innovate on the canvas.
When you don’t know the rules, you’re free to make up your own.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.