Starting something always leads to something else, it’s like putting down roots, starting is always better than not starting even if you don’t finish.
If I say “unfinished” what is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Something abandoned, I would say, not necessarily voluntarily. Something that had value for you, otherwise you wouldn’t have started it.
Unfinished what colour/shape is it?
I am reminded of one of those statues of cast tin, raw, yet to be defined, or those half-severed branches, a severed trunk, something that seems unfinished, that has yet to express itself at its best, raw.
W incompleteness because …
Starting something always leads to something else, it’s like putting down roots, starting is always better than not starting even if you don’t finish. Anyway, starting something leads to the development of oneself, while staying still leads to stagnation.
Where do you keep your unfinished works?
Scattered, accumulated somewhere, in drawers. Sometimes they are there in front of you, and they become part of what you have around you, for example, I have three pictures hanging in the kitchen, unfinished.
When is work done for you?
From my point of view, a work is never completed, over time, with the constant change of everything, that work should be resumed, rebuilt, studied again from other points of view. Perhaps work is finished in the eyes of its creator when it exceeds his or her expectations. If I thought I could have never imagined doing something so balanced, so beautiful, so strong that even I, the artist, am impressed by it. Even a work of gardening, painting, drawing from which you do not expect such a result, then you are pervaded by a feeling of freedom.
I like to paint Chinese characters on sheets of paper with water which then dries up and disappears. It reminds a little of the concept of the mandala on the sand. The beauty of the moment that is no longer there after a moment, but makes that moment unique.