Why is my creative impulse never satisfied? Why must I always begin anew? The reason for the compulsion to renewed creativity, it seems to me, is that each added work brings with it an element of self-discovery.
I must create in order to know myself, and self-knowledge is a never ending search.
Each new and significant work of art is a unique formulation of experience; an experience that would be utterly lost if it were not captured and set down by the artist. No other artist will ever make that particular formulation in exactly that way!