“So you’ve changed AGAIN?”
“No, just the subject matter! And this time I used paper and inks instead of canvas and paint. I’m still me, and my paintings are still my paintings.”
Changing subject or medium is seen by many people as almost the same as changing style. It’s no wonder artists head into the extremes of high realism or repeated variations on an abstract theme. How else to be known as consistent, which seems to be a “wanted” option. Only with artists who self-profess to be varied and talented experimentalists will stylistic wandering be tolerated, as it is with Anselm Kiefer and a few others. It may be career-offensive for a while, but in the long run it allows the artist to grow even better!