Depression is the flip side of creative inspiration but it can be useful. It’s telling you to stop for a little bit. You can become so fully absorbed in the world of creative work that it can lead to some imbalance in your life.
As an artist, even if you are putting out something really dark and disturbing, that’s good because it’s opening a discussion. Always in the back of my mind is this thought that the world has to be a better place with you in it.
I don’t get really inspired the way some people do, buzzing with ideas – it feels like hard work to me… but once I get hooked into the universe of a particular work it becomes almost like an aesthetic addiction.