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Musings On Old Art

Old art and the acquisition of new skills leaves one to wonder whether or not they should go "George Lucas" on old projects and revitalize them or let them go and move on to the next creation, pushing forward once again into uncharted territory.  A third option exists which is destroy it and never ever let it be seen. Ever. 
The great fear is perpetual turd polishing, that yesterdays little baby was in fact a giant useless piece of shit that needs flushing.  The great waste is hoarding work expecting that some day its inherent value will increase like wine in a cask. 
One might consider art an exercise to develop self, but if the past is just training for that which is to come then should the fruit of that labor be disposable or hidden like a dirty secret.  Art created in a vacuum might serve some cathartic purpose of time passage but will doubtful bring the outcome of self expression the artist needs. Art by its nature demands a sacrificial victim to experience the creation. …