We spend years learning our craft as an artist and a painter - now it is time to kill something in order for something new to grow. At least this is the advice of Sara Genn, daughter of the Canadian landscape painter Robert Genn. In one of her recent letters she writes:
The first rule of storytelling is that something must die in order for something else to be born. In your art story, this means that if you want your work to grow, you’ll need to kill something.
Then, Sara goes about giving readers the step-by-step instructions for preforming the murderous act of killing off our undesirable works. We all have them and yet it is darn difficult at times to put them out of their misery! But this fall, I will again quietly and purposefully select a few for the burn pile… creating room for something new to grow. I won’t tell you which works have been selected, nor will I ask for your advice or opinion. They will just be gone, destroyed, murdered, killed off at the hands of the creator.