Sucking and The Diaghilev Ballet
When we look backwards in history, we see only the best.
The artworks we are taught to think that “count” are just a few from an endless amount of experiments, failures, and successes.
Picasso was forty years old when he became “Picasso” after he painted the scenery for Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet in London.
He often painted over paintings he didn’t like so as not to leave a trace.
Agnes Martin burned the paintings she didn’t want seen annually for twenty years because she didn’t want them to get in the market.
Subjectively or not, all artists suck a little in the beginning while we’re figuring out the medium. It’s fine.
Let’s both suck and create some masterpieces together.