“What you see is what you see” – Frank Stella
Teaching art forces you to be clear about subjects that are immeasurable. How do you transcend technique? And then you realize the real creative breakthroughs come not just from students answering the questions posed in the studio but from forming the right questions about their work, about their creativity, about their own audacity. So the real content of a painting is the artists state of being, their state of attention as they paint it.
To quote Krishnamurti, ” It is attention that allows silence to come upon the mind, which is the opening of the door to creation”