You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.
handcrafted asymmetric ceramic frame with 22 kt. gold overglaze, hand cut and shaped polycarbonate mirror, Mike McDowell 2014
Hanging vase by Jen Kuroki
revisiting the objects series for a bit
When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.
Very few people on the planet have the opportunity to even follow their dreams at all. Most people live in poverty, or in communities where the repercussions for behaving how they want are a lot worse than just people talking shit. If doing what you want is an option for you, you should do it, because you’re one of the few lucky people who can. And even if you fail, you will be in a better position than if you’d never tried. Every horrible thing that has ever happened to me has added integrity to my art and improved my understanding of the human race.
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.