I've been creating art long enough now, that usually I don't have to overthink it. I don't have to keep searching for inspiration, it's all kind of up in my head now, which is nice.
That's the first time I've heard the term "flow state."
Yeah it's great. Anytime somebody's just doing work—I mean we all have experienced this before; when you’re working and you're not even thinking about what you’re doing, you’re just creating. You don't have that superego part of you saying, "Oh, is this the right thing to do?” You're just making decisions in the moment, and that's where, for me, the best art comes from.
I feel like for most artists, when that critical voice of their superego enters their head or they get too overstimulated, or when they’re being pulled in too many directions—that’s when they fail, or get a creative block.
What do you think kills creativity the most?
Critical thinking. There's definitely a time for critical thinking, after a piece is done. You get to look at it and say, "Okay, that didn't work at all."[laughs] But in the moment, you can’t be second-guessing everything you’re doing. Because it's just never gonna get off the ground that way. Or when you're in the middle of creating, and someone comes up from behind you and comments on your work like, "I don't know about that." That's what stops a piece of art, or at least stops its momentum for me.
You can’t create art by committee. It’ll never be what you want it to be if that’s your mindset.