HOW ABOUT THAT
For me, the job of the artist is, simply, to create and sustain wonder. I love to do it, with paint, with sound, with pixels. The work of the artist is to convert energy, to suffer and succeed, to wade into the bogs of the unknown and bring back good eats.
I’m glad that the world has changed so that the casually curious can learn to make art. No longer is obsession required to persist until the tools would finally stop fighting you. Anything you want to learn, there are endless troves of tutorials, and associated communities ready to help.
I’m the other kind of artist. The need to create burns in me, just like in the myths, so I do my best to feed and care for it, and it treats me right.