Michael Shaw interviews artist Fritz Chestnut.
Chesnut remarks: "I hope to make something vulnerable in that I am accountable for it, putting it out there and backing it up. Painting for me is a super risky thing and sometimes it comes easily. Other times I have a hard time turning off my mind and am prone to some challenging moments in the studio where I am completely blocked creatively. If I am not in the zone and have too much chatter going on in my mind it is hard to get to that place where I am ok making mistakes. In my experience you need to make tons and tons of mistakes before making anything successful."