just DO!

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Page of a letter written by Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse, 1965

“I have much confidence in you and even though you are tormenting yourself, the work you do is very good. Try to do some BAD work – the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell – you are not responsible for the world – you are only responsible for your work – so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be.”

Featuring wonderful advice for those who ever feel creatively blocked, the above is an excerpt from a rather lovely letter penned by Sol Lewitt to his friend and fellow artist Eva Hesse in 1965.  You can read the whole thing here. And, if you’re a masochist/into theatre, watch Benedict Cumberbatch over-thesp the entire thing with a live reading at Letters Live in London last week.

just DO!

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