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Interview with Valentin Yotkov
Which is your favorite piece and why?
That piece is yet to be created. With each new work I complete,
it becomes my favorite - or at least until the next one is
finished. However that One piece which I was born to create
has not been made, yet.
What is the most important award you have received?
My works have received a number of awards throughout the years.
The most important was the first one-(Gold Medal, National
Art Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1979) it stimulated my creativity
and gave me the confidence to continue. I was 24 years old
and couldn't be more proud or happier. However, my biggest
reward is the appreciation of the ordinary people. They are
the best and most sincere critics!
What are your plans for the near future?
Teaching has been an important part of my life. But now, it
is time for me to go back to doing my own work again. I am
an artist and I feel the urge to create. Creating is like
breathing and feeling alive. I would like to finish my book
and make it available to the people who need it. I would like
to spend more time with my family, as well.
In conclusion, what would you like to say to our visitors?
Always put your heart into your work. Never compromise. As
St. Francis of Assisi had said almost 800 years ago: "He,
who works with his hands is a laborer. He, who works with
his hands and his brain is a craftsman. He, who works with
his hands and his brain and his heart is and Artist."
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