How to Take On New Projects with an Open Mind
In my mind, projects are divided into the kinds of truth they reveal - under the assumptions that all art reveals a truth - and how they reveal it. Sometimes, in longer form essays like this oldie but goodie, it’s about sharing something deeply personal yet universally experienced (in that particular essay: the experience of trying to cover shame and insecurity with vanity. We’ve all done it.) The truth is shame and inadequacy. How it’s expressed is revelation, bluntly and in a straightforward admission.
In other projects, it’s about exploration of an emotion/thoug