potential and breaking things

somewhere along the line, for perhaps too many professional creatives, personal projects start to feel like a pipe dream, a luxury (if not a total myth). but the value of personal work for an artist is that it brings you both home and far afield, and in that odyssey you rediscover the potential of work itself. 

for hal, working on positano has been a return to where he started as a digital artist when the internet first blew up, where a lot of the creativity comes from getting beneath the interface of your creative tools.

“i want to make this art. that’s been the impulse since day one. i want to experiment in this space. a lot of my inspiration comes from process and tools and getting them to do things, using them in ways that were not intended. using them wrong. getting them to break.”