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  • Some artists stick within their own square. They know the details of their life intimately and create accordingly, but are restricted in vision.

    Some artists stick within their own circle. They recognise different artists, but only within the circle, or they recognise artists outside the circle that work in similar ways, but they are different for being outsiders. They have a wider scope, but are still restricted.

    Some feel like they are outside the circle, but they are also inside the circle. Their works are reflective, but also conflicted.

    Some artists see the world as full of colour, full of variation. Sometimes they see themselves as a particular kind, so they make that distinction. Their works can be typecast.

    Some artists are full of many different colours, sometimes too many to manage. Their works can be disorganised, erratic, crowded.
  • Some artists stretch themselves. They become other people, other roles. They explore and find thrill in discovery, but do not know what their work should be.

    Some artists fall in love. They become blind to anything else.
  • Some artists are outsiders desperate to become insiders. They sacrifice their integrity for success.

    Some artists are insiders trying to get outside. They find this a wrench and it shows in their art. They are struggling to find perspective.

    Some artists are on the edge. They stand at the window with their nose pressed up against the glass. They know both the inside and outside, but both feel foreign to them. Their work can be difficult to relate to.
  • Some artists turn the world upside down and inside out. We see ourselves reflected, but at a distance. It does not feel real.

    Some artists see the world as something that many cannot. Their work can feel alien.
  • Some see the world in black and white. Their work can be technically perfect, but emotionally bereft.

    But then, nobody is perfect, so nothing they create can be perfect either. It is still better to create than to be....
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