13 Artists Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
By Alexxa Gotthardt
“Take images of your different studios all the way through your life. You will be so happy to have these photographs later.” - Idris Khan
“Ask for what you want. Have courage.” - AA Bronson
“Don’t panic when nothing is going on in your career…it’s the best time to work—unencumbered and with no deadlines. Just figure out how to stay alive and appreciate those periods of freedom.
That said—don’t panic when you’re not working. Every experience, interaction, relationship, trip is changing your brain and your vision and will influence your next project.
Trust your ideas… work through [them], don’t turn away. Self criticism is one thing, self-sabotage is another.” - Laurie Simmons
“It just took me so long to believe in the kind of artist I turned out to be because all along I wanted so much to be the artist I really wasn’t: suave and accomplished, the kind I saw in books or museums.” - Katherine Bradford