Anyone, regardless of their profession will meet setbacks in their career. For artists this will take the form of blockages in activities in the studio when things are not quite working right and this can be unnerving, unsettling.
At the same time, these occurrences can open doors for a new process of working. When you’re having an exhibition of new work and it doesn’t sell – that can be difficult. Again, I would have to talk about relativity. It’s tough if you don’t sell work at an exhibition, especially if you put a lot of time and money into the show. But that pales in significance when compared to being dealt a bad hand when you least expect it.