Questions and answers, continued

 |  February 23, 2021

The other week I answered 3 out of the 5 questions that Jen Worden asked me. Onward to number 4.

4. One thing that helps you as an artist: my curiosity. Always asking why and what if and why not. The creative process is in itself an act of asking questions and coming up against problems to solve. And I love it all, even when it doesn’t work out.

Last week I said that being pulled in different directions and different media makes things difficult for me, but at the same time, it’s that same curiosity and willingness to follow the questions and different threads that makes me tick. It’s that willingness to just try things out that I think helps push me forward.

page in Field Guide by Bridgette Guerzon Mills
Bridgette Guerzon Mills |page in Field Guide, book art installation piece, 2015

“I love art so much because of curiosity. At the start of a painting, I know 10 percent of what the painting will be, and then I have to improvise the whole thing.” -Fernando Botero

Bridgette Guerzon Mills | Heart of the Earth, encaustic mixed media, 8×19.25 inches, 2018

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