Saturday Creativity Quote – Kate Bush on risk

Although we are mainly writers here, you know I think we can learn a lot from artists in other fields. The singer-songwriter Kate Bush is known for taking risks, for never producing the same album twice, and pushing herself with each recording.

When asked about her willingness to take risks in art: “This is what art is all about, isn’t it? It’s a sense of moving away from boundaries that you can’t escape in real life.”

When asked about how she’s changed as an artist, she said, “The making of an album leads inevitably to big discovery. And I think that discovery is used best when it’s used on the next album. It’s all a big learning process. Each album is like starting from scratch, but from a new plateau.”

– singer/songwriter Kate Bush (h/t Vaughn Roycroft, on Writer Unboxed)

(painting by Christine Vandeberg, acrylic on canvas; used with permission)