Top Ten List of Fears (art-related)
Deborah Fisher, Break (detail), 2007, carpet, cardboard and drywall screws stressing a wood armature
I am afraid to make something:
1. that isn't relevant in a specific reality-based conceptual (Kaprow, Burden, La Va) way.
3. too "Sculpture Magazine"
6. that merely illustrates an idea
7. that doesn't illustrate an idea
9. that's "just sculpture"
Trust Fall for 2008:
The ideas are in the making of the thing. Fearing the actual making of the thing and privileging my mind can only dilute the actual ideas. I trust the feedback formalism and craft are giving me--I trust their generative power. Fuck ideas from me, fuck Alan Kaprow, fuck Chris Burden and Barry LaVa too!
I am going to just make the stupidest, prettiest sculptures that I possibly can. I am going to trust that I actually have something to say, and that it will come out if I let it.