Can I eat a painting without a knife and fork?

Let time heal the perception of a failed artwork. ‘Are you saying if I give it till 4 o’clock my art will be priceless?’ Exposure to art fine-tunes perception: Without objective evaluation, there can be no art; emotional proximity makes it difficult to exercise self-critique; create distance by removing your art from its context; look at it under different lighting, from different angles, upside-down, from photographs, on different walls, at different times of the day and after taking a break.

Francis is an Australian born artist, illustrator and musician.