Because times when you don’t show up are usually times during which the meaningful work is done.
You know that. In a World that pressures us to always go faster, to focus on actions rather than their meaning and implications, some of us choose to invest all the time and efforts needed to produce relevant legacy. Make no mistake, I do love the acceleration and effusion we’re part of. Pure creativity expressed. But I also know some things have to be accomplished with a dedication for excellence, even if it means we’ll have to be a little more patient before we can experience it. After all, great works of art always leave us with a sense of timelessness, so the time invested to create them seems irrelevant afterward. This value holds true today, more than ever. Who can tell me how long it took Michelangelo to sculpt his David?.. How long did it take Stevie Wonder to create “Superstition” (playing in my iPod now) ?.. The answer is: nobody cares. There’s no difference wether it took them 15 minutes or 50 years. When it comes to legacy, time is an abstract notion (well, it always is, actually). No, the relation between time and result is not linear. But one thing is for sure, all genius and especially instant genius, has been accomplished by individuals or groups who have ruled out time constraints. Genius is never forced.
Rhythms of creativity are a mysterious thing. Most of my effort is to create a lifestyle that allows me to make the most of inspiration, whenever it strikes. Fine tuning my human envelope through polyphasic sleep, meditation, physical training, diet, as well as inspiring conversations with some of you.
I am currently creating new art, integrating extensive researches on style, anatomy, materials and techniques. Will share it as soon as it represents where I am today. As soon as it is relevant to us. Not before.
Two international magazines have also asked me for interviews. Perfect opportunity to sit down and take a look at this adventure from a distant perspective. Busy and exciting time.
Thank you for accompanying me on this journey. Creation happens in isolation. Celebrating results is always something we do together.