The most important thing I’ve learned from artists I obsess over is the importance of looking. When your work is 7 feet high you have to step back regularly to assess what you’re doing and that’s a practice I follow regularly.
I think my tendency for self doubt and criticism comes from this obsession with looking.Or perhaps it’s the other way around.
Regardless, I also think it is the thing that lights the fire to create work I’m proud of.
Every mark I add to a painting I scrutinize. Constantly evaluating what needs to be added or re-painted or even removed. I know this quality doesn’t make me easy to date and probably isn’t even good for my mental health.
But, it’s satisfying to know that every piece I put my name to has everything I can give.
Revisiting the foxes.
I have work to do.
PSA: for all concerned, I am, in fact, wearing shorts. Now, carry on...
Aliza and Her Monsters