|A little bird told me...|
It might seem silly to say such a thing about making art, because, really, how risky can it be? No one is going to be injured if things go downhill. At worse, I will feel badly about myself but that's hardly new. Also, the notion of risk is relative even within the realm of art. I remember realizing that, for a friend and fellow artist, her introduction of a small new element into her collages was her version of a "big risk" and I mean that seriously. For her, it was taking a huge leap of faith. We all have our context. For me, risky involves presenting new work, venturing into video projections, audio installations and playing with lighting. I know almost nothing about any of these things. But my feeling is:
if you are going to play - PLAY.
Plus, it's fun.
Did you know that? Making art is fun!