Lately it’s been difficult to settle down and make images. There are lots of the typical reasons for this, but in mulling it over, I think part of my problem is the fun factor – ie not enough at the moment. Which led me to this.
It’s more fun to make work that is effortless.
But that’s not quite right because there definitely is effort involved. It’s just that it’s easier for me than it might be for you – perhaps. And of course the contrary is true too – what is easy for you might not be for me. Effortless is perhaps the wrong word. A better word description might be –
It’s more fun to make work that is un-difficult.
Work that isn’t so problematic that you lose interest. But perhaps that isn’t entirely true either. There needs to be at least some challenge or the victory is hollow and with time will become meaningless and boring.
Fun is derived from work that flows forth easily with challenging elements that aren’t overwhelmingly stressful. Everybody’s equation for this will differ and probably vary with fatigue level.
You might be wondering why I always think and write like this. Well, I’ve thought about that too. I have to do this in order to work. I’m seeking a harmonious internal state without contradictions (or at least with only small ones) – one in which I can create without bias. A place from where I can utter complete truths – exact statements (as precisely as I’m able).