I've been catching up on TV lately, specially enjoying OETA's Art:21. My favorite artist, well I should say the artist that I drew the most from was the talented Kerry James Marshall. He recalled how he was impacted by the introduction to Charles White. What stood out was that he noticed how ugly great art can look before "it was brought to the point of refinement". He also mentioned that he enjoys looking at artwork that is unfinished, because it shows that it is not by magic that art is made, rather through hard labor and time.
This of course, means I must get back to work and remember to labor with patience. I watched ART:21 through NetFlix, which I absolutley love!