There are many barriers to attaining artistic success.

A number of the barriers have been reduced in recent years - primarily some of the technical ones, as well as barriers relating to issues of access and distribution - but that does not remove most of the really important ones. Those being the ones related to creativity, perception, vision, dedication, intuitive and objective understanding, salesmanship and ability to understand finances.

One thing I do know - I certainly couldn't do what Cindy Sherman does .