#Artists: We’ve got to be free to fail, not just to make.
Many artists feel like their next work has to be amazing or else.
Failure is process
Failure is a word that is so loaded with negative connotations that many artist don’t even like think of it.
Also when you’re coming up as an emerging artist the idea of failure, particularly in public starts bringing up notions of lack of talent and inability to have long term success.
That though is just the panic and pain of failure.
You’ve got to realise that all the major artists with major success have dealt with major failure at some point in their artistic life.
You have to look at your artistic life as a really long road and the failure is just one of the stops, but the journey continues.
The truth is that an artist without a significant amount of failure is unlikely to be innovative because they’re not taking enough risks, and the innovative artists are the sum of their risks.