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As much as I aim to spend my time making, starting, and trying new things—I often find myself stalled at the beginning of project. It is embarrassing for me to admit how often this happens.
My plan will be ready, but I’m scared to start because I’m scared to fail. Resistance grinds my resolve like brakes on railway tracks, sparks flying until I’ve lost momentum and I am stuck…
Here’s a tradition that’s been all but replaced by photography and large format printing. This short documentary, commissioned by Stella Artois, shows the passion it takes to be a commercial mural painter today (jump to post to watch the video).
A Reminder From A Dying Breed Of Artists
The few painters in this trade still endure lengthy apprentice-master relationships before touching a brush. This is their passion and they commit to learning it thoroughly over many years.
This guild-like approach is rare in today’s world. The patience required of the apprentices is even more remarkable in our hyper-speed world. But the choice to keep a lasting respect for our work is available to all of us—we should take it.