A Letter to Peder Bonnier from Lucio Pozzi

Dear Peder,

Here are some personal musings dedicated to you. It seems right that I should direct them to you, since they are thoughts prompted by your questions. Not only did you hit me in the core of my contradictions, but you also raised an issue I had not considered so far—namely that my method of work is too egotistic and elitist.

You had asked, “How can people, the public, know your work if everything you do is not recognizable as yours, and if, by implication, anything could be presented as yours?”

My answer was, “You say this because you and I, as well as everyone else, are conditioned by the commodity orientation of our culture. I am trying to change this attitude in myself because it seems crippling to the free flow of my imagination; and since I also find it detrimental to the evolution of a creative culture at large, I am trying to suggest this change for others.” So, I find myself

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