Who is the better artist?
The one who draws precisely what she
With each stroke,
Measuring for proportions
Converting canvas into reality,
As if developing a photograph?
I think otherwise.
The artist who fills their masterpiece with
Creates, not imitates
Is the Magnificent artist.
To this wisdom, I held true at age 16
And in 26 years since I have become a master
Written in January 1992, Updated in August 2017