I’ve been watching a series by the art historian Simon Schama who has chosen artists that have had great impact. An apt quote by Mark Rothko perfectly describes my feelings at present in regard to exhibiting.
“A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore risky to send it out into the world. How often it must be impaired by the eyes of the unfeeling and the cruelty of the impotent.”
― Mark Rothko