"What artists learn from other artists is not so much history or technique (although we learn tons of that too); what we really gain from the artmaking of others is courage-by-association. Depth of contact grows as fears are shared - and thereby disarmed - and this comes from embracing art as process, and artists as kindred spirits. To the artist, art is a verb." David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking