Today I just want to share a quote from Edgar Degas. It reflects something of my own attitude towards what I do. He said,
"I want to see nothing but my corner and dig away obediently. Art doesn't grow wider, it recapitulates."
In the same way, I have no ambition, as many of my peers may, to expand the horizons of art, going ever further afield in the search for something new. I see the same world as Degas and others from ages past; it's just my own corner that draws my eye. It is not very different from anyone else's corner, I don't think, but it is enough. I, like Degas, am content, in my artwork, to quietly recapitulate the world as I find it. It is ever new to me.