Q: In getting started a new work, do you have any fixed routines?
I don't have anything like that, what I habitually do. But just a tiny little thing I do myself is to make sure that my mind has a clean slate.
This particular stage in my creative process, I mean, starting from zero or nothing, can be said that I intentionally drive myself insecure every time I face a new canvas.
And the thing really matters to me is what can be found through that whole process started as nothing.
Q: Have you ever had a slump? If so, how do you get over it?
Though I haven't had it for years, but I did when I was younger.
Back in the day, I was just believing that I am the one creating a work. However, your creativity would ruin in the end if you keep pushing yourself really hard.
So at some point I realized that my art should be the one to be emerged & formed more naturally without being forcedly pushed out.
I've never had a slump in my life since this thought came in. Of course, it's crucial to keep your mind fresh anytime in order to keep such a state.
It could be listening to good music, taking a walk or putting yourself in a nature. So the key to me is maintaining the freedom of my soul through those activities.
To be continued to Interview-5
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