"The act of creating comes as a result of the creator opening the self. When we do this we allow

for the unexpected, the spontaneous, the immediate and unadorned to enter, and the restrained,

fearful and rehearsed to fall away. To live the artist's life, one's greatest struggle is not the

medium, nor the workspace nor the income. Rather it is the effort required to open one's self to

the unconscious vision. But the reward is so great, engendering such excitement and surrender

that we feel lost, as without our lover, when not engaged in the expression of that vision."


Whitney J Peckman