I have this idea that and artist is given......a gift which is the creative force that makes the person an artist in the first place. This "gift is not defined to begin with but is so powerful it drives the artist constantly to give this source shape and form until often with much struggle, frustration & failure it is born. What is created early on is the purest conception of this "gift" after that it is developed, explored & refined. However this source energy contained in the artist first or early offerings can often be the most honest. Perhaps this it what people hear.