A letter from “DO – Sol LeWitt’s Electrifying Letter of Advice on Self-Doubt, Overcoming Creative Block, and Being an Artist”
Sol Le Witt, the Artist I Admire and Love! His work speaks to me like a old friend. Your work speaks to me like when I saw Ophelia (Sir John Everett Millais, BT, 1815-2), when I was ten years old.
It will be almost a month since you wrote to me and you have possibly forgotten your state of mind (I doubt it though). You seem the same as always, and being you, hate every minute of it. Don’t! Learn to say “Fuck You” to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder, wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rambling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just “DO” (This was from Letters of Note with Brian Eno’s ).
I read this many time, as a designer this is what we have to DO. Not to think but make as many as we can to get what one day may be come soething.
Thank you the book and this letter drives me to DO more!