人法地。 Rén fǎ dì.
人 ren2 Man, person; 法 fa3 Law, abide, follow the law; 地 di4 Earth.
I have two important paper „mementos” that help keep my focus on any task. There is the philosophy summary. And there is also the current action memento.
The current action memento is very simple. It contains one word written in big letters. There could be 1-2 secondary things, written out in a smaller font, but it is important to keep it simple. The philosophy memento is a half-page summary of practically important ideas.
What if you decided to give a gift to other people? It’s far from your mind. You think that artwork is your own essence. This is how far you can see – no farther than the tip of your own nose.
The less you “express” yourself, the less your artwork is yourself, and the more it is part of the world around you, the better. What is inside you? Bones, and blood, and other unpleasant things. Hardly the subject matter of artwork.
You love something and you treasure it. But the thing you treasure most becomes the most worthless, because a treasure only gathers dust. Therefore, don’t treasure your artwork or anything you love. It’s far better to be careless about it. In fact, it is imperative that you should be careless about it.