My two previous essays were reflections on the subject of not following arbitrary rules. The first essay focused on what these rules are and the second essay focused on why I do not teach these rules. This reflection would not be complete if it did not address how I create art myself.
If I don’t follow arbitrary rules, what do I do then? Whose guidance do I follow? The answer is simple: I follow my own guidance. I do what I like because my art is what I want it to be. In other words, I decide what art I want to create.
The reasons why I do this are two fold. First, I believe that I cannot create art if I follow rules set by other people. Second, I believe that I need to create work that is personal, unique and different. Following these two beliefs is how I create work that has real artistic value.
These beliefs have important implications. Not creating art that follows rules established by other people means ...