The Digital Memory Hole

As artists we all get frustrated with our works in progress. We feel the sting of seeing our weaknesses exposed on the paper or canvas. That frustration easily leads to giving up and abandoning a half-finished piece. While there is sometimes value in moving on to the next thing and leaving an imperfect piece behind, there is also the risk of running from our mistakes and artistic weaknesses over and over again. Of course, these limitations will pursue us no matter how much we run. Until we turn and face our fears and try to solve the problems on the canvas, we won’t move forward. It’s an ongoing struggle.

Artists working in the digital medium have additional obstacles to overcome in this struggle.

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