Why art?

“I believe every artist had someone who told them they weren’t worth dirt and someone who told them they were the second coming of the baby Jesus. And they believed them both. And that’s the fuel that starts the fire.”

Bruce Springsteen
(Kirsty Young’s Desert Island Discs, 23rd December 2016)

Nailed it.

My dad, who I adored and who believed in me, died when I was 12. My mum has been… difficult… I am currently occupied with bending over backwards trying to keep her happy while she transitions to a nursing home. Need I say more?

I’m making art when I can. I have too. It’s difficult.