In another section of the museum, I was surprised.
I walked into a rectangular room with Chinese pottery and ancient writings. I thought the black and tan mural that wallpapered the walls was to set the mood. Then a soft spoken Chinese security lady urged, "You missed the video. You must watch how all this was created."
"What motivates me to make art is that I’m worse at doing everything else.
For me, making art is fun, and it allows me to have a dialogue with my inner self and with society in general."
- Cai Guo-Qiang
The same is true in writing. As I accumulate more knowledge and experience about the craft of writing, I have a greater appreciation for others works. And one day I will earn the right to wallpaper my home with book covers instead of rejections.