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"The photograph to the left is not of me. I have blonde hair and am about six foot tall. People who love me tell me I am handsome; people who do not love me don't talk to me, and I don't talk to them, which is as it should be, since time doesn't grow on trees, at least not exactly.

"In essence, what I am trying to say is that the paradox all serious artists face is that self-promotion is disgusting. The greatest artworks are indifferent to the audience. I would argue they are indifferent even to the fact of there being an audience. Yet, at the same time, without self-promotion, no art ever arrives on our doorsteps.

"So: argument: the goal then to promote oneself while negating oneself at the same time."