How long does it take? Does it really matter?
Art is in the making... it becomes an artifact of its times.
The time that it takes to complete a piece speaks to one of the prevalent themes in this body of work.
How long did it take to make?
Now, I am no Picasso, but there is a story about Picasso, where he was sitting on a sunny bench when a lovely lady walked past him, having not recognized him.
Picasso said, "madame may I paint your face?"
She said 'yes' and he made a few quick gestures on the page. Voila!
The painting was quite good, so she asked how much to buy it.
He said about $5,000
Astonished, she exclaimed that he had 'only taken a few moments to make it.'
He said, "no madame, it has taken me my whole life"
It usually takes me over a hundred hours per complex piece
But the answer, is that it has taken me my whole life
So I do not keep track of the clock
As it takes as long as it needs
And everything is as it should be