When I was a younger, my main ambition in life was to be an artist.
My dad told me that the best artists were the ones that pushed the boundaries of artistic creation.
They were innovative and original and didn’t stick to the rules set out for them by their predecessors.
However, he also said that before an artist could break the rules, they would have to spend time mastering their craft as it was important understand how rules worked in order to find the most effective and impactful ways to push against them.
The spirit of artistic rebellion really struck a chord with me.
I decided in order to increase my chances of becoming a famous, revered artist, I would have to incorporate this ethos into my own artistic practice.
However, I wasn’t a very patient child. I didn’t have time to follow the rules in order to master my craft.
Instead, I just decided that I was going to break them straight away.