There’s that saying: “Don’t put the cart before the horse.” If the work is the horse, a career makes a great cart.
It’s a good thing to have and it can support your work, but don’t let that get in front. At least I can’t. The career has to support the making and can offer a platform, can offer you a voice in the world. And that’s an incredible thing. But it’s complicated and seductive and weird and tricky. I think you have to keep figuring that out your whole life.
Zoe Leonard for Interview Magazine