"Artists come together with the clear knowledge that when all is said and done,
they will return to their studio and practice art alone. Period. That simple
truth may be the deepest bond we share. The message across time from the painted
bison and the carved ivory seal speaks not of the differences between the makers
of that art and ourselves, but of the similarities. Today these similarities lay
hidden beneath urban complexity -- audience, critics, economics, trivia -- in a
self-conscious world. Only in those moments when we are truly working on our own
work do we recover the fundamental connection we share with all makers of art.
The rest may be necessary, but it's not art. Your job is to draw a line from
your art to your life that is straight and clear.” 
―    David Bayles,    Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of

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