a great deal of pain

June 28, 2017

Making art is extremely difficult, requiring tremendous courage, enormous sacrifice, great risk… Knowing this, you nevertheless stand at the precipice and you leap into the abyss, into the arms of uncertainty. Open and alert, you respond sensitively to the world around you, and it causes you a great deal of pain and tremendous trepidation. But, of course, these are the natural by products of a closely examined life.

Carrie Mae Weems
How do you measure your life
School of Visual Arts commencement address

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