Swimming over the edge of the reef
Ive been reflecting on the importance of making work that is ambitious. The more I think on it the more it makes sense and excites me. As artists we have the opportunity to push the boundaries, to take the risks. To play it safe is such a waste.
I think we should aim to be out of our depth. To feel the rush when leaning over the cliff edge. I am making a commitment to my work to always ask how it could be pushed further, what can I do with it that will take me into new territory?
I read a quote by G.K. Chesterton which I think sums up the choice we have in approaching our work as artists.
“The Traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see”