A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
Cynical Advice, 15” x 20”, Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on paper,2012. For the 2012 BRIC benefit gala.
It’s always been so interesting to me how William Powhida turned the brainstorming effect into the actual product. I particularly like this newer piece “Cynical Advice” (more commonly known as truth).
*Brought to my attention by HyperAllergic.