Well. That statement is debatable, I suppose.
I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries about artists lately (and lest you get the wrong idea and imagine my viewing habits to be suddenly all high-brow, know that I’m also currently and gleefully revisiting Greek in its entirety) but one that keeps sticking in my mind is Beauty is Embarrassing, the story of Wayne White.
The film is narrated by the artist, who is probably most famous for his work on the set of Pee Wee’s Playhouse. He also paints, makes puppets, plays the banjo, flips the bird affectionately and often, and basically lives his life from one creative endeavour to the next – always making something out of nothing.
“Everybody’s like, ‘choose one thing and do it well.’ Fuck that, you know, I want to try everything I can.”