I'm often battling general pressure to conventionalize myself but then I am reminded that it is not the conventional that moves me. I do what I am moved to do, whether it is understood by many, few or none.
There is art inside me that has to be made, I suspect it's like that for most artists. I'm often fearful that viewers will be bewildered or repulsed by my art. I only have to be reminded that I am moved by my art, the making, the meaning, the brushstrokes, the lines. And if I am, there may be at least one other person out there that is as well.