Some of the most beautiful works of art in the world were produced solely to pay the rent.
Necessity is a powerful force in the world. Desperation is one mother of a muse. Hunger is a great motivator. Together, they have the power to focus the mind with frightening efficiency and can clear a room of weak ideas faster than spilled skunk oil.
As long as ideas are extraordinary and powerful who cares why or where they were born?
Fortunately, it’s easy to tell weak ideas from powerful ones, even when you’re standing toe-to-toe with a deadline.
Weak ideas make you feel safe, comfortable, and sleepy.
Powerful ideas make your palms sweat.
And nothing good happens without a little honest sweat.
Books, magazines, catalogs and an entire university system of coursework, programs and viewbooks. We have years of ink under our nails, and like any creative worth their salt, the first thing we do with a new publication is to crack open the pages and take a deep sniff.
Might explain some behavior, that.