unlimited freedom

In a recent interview on obscurity, Austin Kleon had this to say about unlimited freedom when creating:

…obscurity can be this great gift. You can experiment. It’s a kind of freedom. Now, unlimited freedom can be very paralyzing, too. Freedom is not necessarily the best thing ever for art; there’s a tension between freedom and constraint out of which great art arises.

It’s the process of embracing this tension, in pushing back against the constraints around you, that yields something truly great.