Good grief, you perfectly expressed the feelings that I have when I look at the work of other figurative sculptors -- Doomspiration, indeed!
A feeling of unexplained longing.
Simultaneous melancholy for making things, and joy at the meaning of life.
Emptiness and fullness.
Urgency, lethargy, confusion, clarity..."
And here I thought I was the only one......
Moving beyond the melancholy, lethargy and confusion is the tough part, especially in the winter months. I think I'll print out your "instructions" and post them in my studio. Thanks for sharing these beautifully written insights.