In this video from Letters Live, Benedict Cumberbatch reads a perfectly blunt letter from American artist Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse. From Letters Live: “In 1965, Hesse found herself facing a creative block during a period of self-doubt and told Sol of her frustrating predicament. He replied with this letter.”
If you’re in need of some inspiration to quiet your monkey, LeWitt has it in this perfectly blunt letter to Hesse. He reminds us that you can’t control the reception of your work, only the making of it, and that your focus should be solely on the DOING, not on how what you’re doing is received. LeWitt says, “You are not responsible for the world, you’re only responsible for your work”.
—Amanda Rentschler, Provost of Posts at Sketchbook Skool