Someone, at least, is being honest about creating art, and that is Frida Kahlo.
This woman’s paintings are mind-stretching. And her glorious face is the focus of all of them.
It’s not because the entire universe is made of Frida’s, or because her own face is all she can see.
Frida just paints her visions of the world accurately.
Everything you perceive and create has you in it. It is best to seize and cultivate the you in what you make.
As a wise man once said: “Write what you know.” And no one knows a thing better than themselves.