“The Gap” is a two minute film that encourages creatives to keep going. It reassures artists that it’s normal for our work to not meet our ideals and expectations. The only way we can combat this “gap” is by making a plethora of work all the time. It don’t think that bridging the gap means that eventually you’ll like everything you make. We are our own worst critics after all. What I think bridging the gap by making a lot of work does is allow more opportunity for artists to create work that even they’ll think is good. With practice the good work will hopefully come more frequently. What’s important is that even though the gap is frustrating, you’ll never stop.
Below is a link to the video:
If you’re a creative who’s frustrated with the gap, I recommend reading Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. It’s well written and a quick read. I pick it up when I need a pick-me-up.