From time to time, I think about things my father taught me as I was taking my first steps in the world of art.
When I was 15, I became interested in mysticism and started reading as many obscure books as I could put my hands on. During this time I stopped watching television, reading magazines and newspapers and going to movies.
At one of our daily dinners together I told my dad I felt that in order to be a good artist I had to cut myself off from the world. His reply was:
“As an artist, you should never loose touch with pop culture. Your ability to communicate with the world depends on it.”
It’s funny how this happened over forty years ago and yet it’s starting to make sense to me only now.