I like the concept of making how you work make a demand on your potential…nothing like feeling like you can do your job with half your brain tied behind your back. Chuck Close works in a way that overcomes the limits of his personality.
I’m a nervous wreck. I’m a slob. I have no patience. And I’m rather lazy. All those things would seem to guarantee that I would not make work like I make. But I didn’t want to just go with my nature. What I found that one of the nice things [about] working incrementally is that I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every single day. Today I did what I did. You can pick it up and put it down. I don’t have to wait for inspiration. There are no good days or bad days.