True art and design is not about being fearless, but about facing fears head on. Fear of imperfection or of failure can be debilitating.
It can cause you to freeze, to reject, to stay in place.

i believe that true art and design then is about considering the challenging, beautiful, disturbing, confusing, uncomfortable, and dangerous images and ideas without turning away or dismissing them. It is the process of intentionally throwing the map out the window in order to give form to the ethereal, to give voice to the unspeakable, to convert the everyday to the timeless.

Welcome to SPEAK A&D, the homepage of Tim Speaker.

Above: Detail from His First Painting After, 2011.