If you live by perception, as all artists must, then you sometimes have to wait a long time for your mind to tell you the next step to take. … When you’re with other people, your mind isn’t your own.
First, I have the experience of happiness and innocence. Then, if I can keep from being distracted, I will have an image to paint.
The artist lives by perception. So that what we make is what we feel. The making of something is not just construction. It’s all about feeling… everything, everything is about feeling…. feeling and recognition!
The Artists Observed: 28 Interviews with Contemporany Artists, John Gruen