“You are a pearl diver, a rock collector, a shell hunter, combing the beach for inspiration. You’re an archaeologist of forms, tropes, sensations, spaces, light, identities....you are probing for ideas even if you don’t know what you’re hoping to find. Anything goes. Never stop throwing your nets into those fundamental waters. Throw them out , haul them back in again - even when they’re empty, that frantic energy, that perverse need to keep looking till you can’t imagine finding more, can keep you receptive to new metaphors, materials and meaning . “
Jerry Saltz —“How to be an Artist” •
This book has many pearls of wisdom and reflections on the creative process but this quote really resonates with me... I keep re reading it !! For me -this is what it feels like to be an artist .
Thankyou @jerrysaltz for your brilliant book ! Here’s a few pics from our daily walks over the last 2 evenings here in Brighton....it’s been an amazingly Low Neep tide, and clear skies with a lack of air pollution! A place I return to again and again .... throwing out those metaphorical nets !
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