I have a frustrating desire to create something. The frustrating part is that I don’t know what. I never know what; the what is always the biggest struggle for me. I struggle for inspiration, yet I have pages of ideas, but none that I am truly happy with, so far. Well there is one, but I’ve been stopping myself, I don’t think it’s quite the right time yet. I’ve had this idea for a while, sneaking in the back of my brain going, ‘I’m a good idea but are you good enough to realise me?’ That is the big problem, can I get it right? The idea almost always seems better than the result, at least to me, but I’m the only one who knows the original concept, the idea that the piece doesn’t live up to. I’m sure this is a problem that many people have. But right now I’m itching to do something, preferably something that feels worthwhile. I’ll probably settle for doodles of rough ideas for a while.
Desire to Create
“‘Decieved by shadows, blinded by sunlight, we are like Plato’s cave dwellers, for, like them, the viewer of contemporary art “suffers from sight.” Accustomed to a world of simulation, a world where image is reality, we are full-time skeptics for whom light and darkness, truth and falsehood, reality and representation hold equal dangers. We are left to draw blindly, again and again, the line between them.’” —Jane Blocker, ‘Blink: The Viewer as Blind Man in Installation Art’ from Art Journal New York, vol 66 December 2007