There is a marketing undertow towards specialization. Commercially successful artists tend to be known for a particular genre of media and subject. Oh yes, So-In-So can be counted on for doing Such-And-Such. Perhaps this be one of my flaws.
It was actually pointed out as such during an exhibition not long ago, that all my work seemed different if nonetheless following a similar style. A collection of my work being too diffuse – no single focus – no specialization.
As much as I love working with macros and with florals, if that were all I did I would get bored really fast (though such boredom might pay the mortgage). Constant repetition of the same work has no appeal for me; the attraction lay in the diversity of creation. An exploration of variation and alternate vision. Each work – each leaf – its own universe.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.