BLESSED UNREST

This is a new project in the works inspired by my own feelings about living as a maker, as well as the profoundly important relationships i now cherish with other creatives within my medium. more to come for this statement as i move further through the fog machine. in the mean time, i have turned to these words of martha graham over and over again through the years and they never fail me.

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening
that is translated through you into action,
and because there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique.

If you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium
and be lost.
The world will not have it.

It is not yours to determine how good it is;
nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.

You have to keep open and aware directly
to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.

No artist is ever pleased.
There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction;
a blessed unrest that keeps us marching
and makes us more alive than the others.

--Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille