And more generally, why do I work on my art?
When she was 100 years old, the artist Carmen Herrera gave an interview to the New York Times, in which she talked about painting. She said, “It makes me feel good.” That’s a great answer, and one that is deeply satisfying.
She died recently at the age of 106. Here is an obituary with that quote (in case you can’t access the NYT interview), and here is a longer obituary. You can get glimpses of her wonderful work in the images here.