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Question 18: What is your purpose in art-making?


I try to finish what I’ve started and to start something that I will finish later on. I try to create continuity in my mind. But I also like to bring “closure” or close the file on something and say: I’m not touching this any more. I can look at my life as a human being and as an artist and then say: Oh well, from such a time to such a time I did this, and then I did this, and then I did that. It’s possible to divide it up in portions. That’s part of my process. Then, it’s a matter of looking at it and to be able to focus or to be able to reflect somewhat on the way things were done at such and such stage, and to say: Well, that was done exhaustively so I don’t need to touch it any more, let’s focus on this other thing now. To be focusing, concentrating in a more concise way on what I’m actually doing, yet it’s always very personal, it arises from the being or the soul of the artist.