As a different way to approach this question, we were interested in the experience of folks who chose to, or who had to, end or radically change their practice as artists. What might these artists have needed in order to continue to practice? Can we consider that the decision to stop making art is not always a straightforward loss or something to be classified as a failure, while for others it really is something to mourn? (And, of course, none of this is mutually exclusive.)
Alison Jean Baker, Maiya Leeke, Charlotte Maxwell and Khadijah Ibrahim spoke to Season Butler in the summer of 2021, sharing their stories of transition, transformation and reflection.