A custodian of larger issues (cont.)

Janne Lehtinen 3

“To require perfection is to invite paralysis.  The pattern is predictable: as you see error in what you have done, you steer your work toward what you imagine you can do perfectly.  Your cling ever more tightly to what you already know you can do, away from risk and exploration, and possibly further from the work of your heart.  You find reasons to procrastinate, since to not work is to not make mistakes.”

Janne Lehtinen 2

“To demand perfection is to deny your ordinary (and universal) humanity. . . yet this humanity is the ultimate source of your work”

Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
David Bayles & Ted Orland

 


Pictures by Janne Lehtinen (born 1970 in Karhula, Finland), from the Sacred Bird series.

 

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