When you go to paint, use your eyes not your ears. Emotions call our attention to important aspects of a situation that we otherwise might not have consciously noted. Many ink drawings are not black-and-white stories but rather result from the invisible ineffable interval between words and images. In others the opposite is true.
Anxiety expresses itself not just in what you draw, but how you draw it. I realized that I wanted to explore both sides of the coin.
The belief that all art aims at beauty is held below the artistís conscious awareness. Art is doing what's best for you.
The very perception of what art really is has been lost. There is something about being in the presence of silly art that elevates you.
Leo Tolstoy, "What Is Art ?"
The "world out there" is synthesized in our consciousness.
John C. Eccles, see also "The encoding of reality is a mental process".