Instagram satisfies my artistic needs very superficially, as if I were eating snacks all the time. But I feel like I’m missing the main course. Always hungry, always scrolling more….
I started experimenting and showing my work to others via Twitter and Instagram. Without great expectations, just with enthusiasm. The more attention I got, the more I felt like I should produce. Some works I didn’t particularly like got a lot of attention (by my standards), but others didn’t. This messed up my goals, I wanted to have my own taste in long term, but my monkey brain wanted those yummy short term likes. I need to post regularly to get them, but I need time to develop an idea and make it happen. This confusion has taken the fun out of my work. I stopped making artwork altogether.