To Convey the Truth
If art has taught me anything it’s that the best artists are honest with themselves and the world about their own internal dialogues. Not that they use literal internal dialogue as their art. They just convey it in their own way.
The dark parts of their minds, the light parts, the murky parts most of us won’t touch with a ten foot pole are the places where art lives.
The thing is most people are just too scared or too busy to be honest about their own murky parts. So it is a bold endeavor to discuss these things out loud.
I wish I could say that everyone will celebrate your honesty, but many people have convinced themselves that those parts aren’t supposed to be shared. That those parts are unladylike like, too emotional, or just plain old too much. But artists know that these murky parts are the bricks to their foundation. They toss them around tuck them in a couple different places and when they find the right spot, they build their works on top of them.