Art is not easy. Whether it’s creating it or getting the world to give a damn about what you made, the path of the creator comes with a price tag that often includes poverty, scrutiny, turbulence and instability. The artist has to live in the moments: some past. Others present and future. It is our moments that get us through the rest of it.
For inspiration I look at a guy like actor Michael K. Williams, star of both HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire. His price came with a blade slash across his face in some bar one night. It came in the form of drug addiction. It came in the form of being typecast and pigeon-holed. He had to grey before he got there. Maybe I do too.