Don’t Explain Your Art (Good Work Speaks For Itself)

September 11, 2021 — Having to explain your art to people is a sign that it’s not quite “there” and needs more work.

In college, I had an advertising professor named Kevin O’Neill who was something of a real-world Don Draper.

I’d go up to his office with a stack of ads and sit there like a deer in the headlights, waiting to see whether I’d win a…