"When somebody says, “Oh my kid could do that”, that what their saying is that “my kid has this unfettered impulse to make something and your work reminds me of that impulse” and that’s a compliment. People use it pejoratively, but in a certain sense it’s a compliment. To feel connected every human being or to a group of human beings, when they look at a visceral work of art is something really moving, and it doesn’t mean that you have all the intellectual stuff behind it. Sometimes you can and sometimes you don’t. And I make that enough for me when I’m making a painting."
This blew me away because I even think a kid could do what I do sometimes so to hear her talk about having the “unfettered impulse” of a child was inspiring and uplifting to me. So fellow artists, when someone says their kid could do what you do remember to take it as a compliment!
Have a great weekend everyone!