TITLE: "I Live In Air Filled With Images..." AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: July 31, 2016 10:19 AM DESC: ----- BODY: Leonard Baskin waved his arms around his head:
I tell you honestly that I do not live in air. I live in air filled with images, waiting, waiting. And they are mad at me because I don't make them. This is not a fantasy. It is real, I assure you.
I know a few programmers who feel the same way about code. I have periods of such immediacy myself. This is one of those double-edged phenomena, though. Many people would like to find some goal or activity that so enlivens their world, but they also do not want it to drive them to endless distraction. Fortunately, when we get deep into creating a new something, the swirl goes away for a while. (This passage comes from Conversations with Artists, which I have now quoted a few times. I promise not to type the entire book into my blog.) -----