you're not obsessed with finding your own 'art style', you're obsessed with finding your unique value proposition. you're obsessed with developing your brand identity. you're obsessed with positioning your art as a memorable product in the minds of consumers so that you may have a chance at competing with all the other 'art brands' out there.
in the pursuit of your aimless, shallow obsession, and at the expense of wanting to turn your art into a business, you've forgotten why you turned to art in the first place.
It's this feeling that you want to love strangers, that you want to kiss the man at the post office, or the woman at the dry cleaners—you want to wrap your arms around life, life itself, but you can't and this feeling wells up in you, and there is nowhere to put this great happiness—and you're floating—and then you fall down and become unbearably sad. And you have to go lie down on the couch.
| Sarah Ruhl, Melancholy Play