We only have one life and the hours tick away every day. What do you want to use that time to create? What is the body of work that you want people to remember.
There are no rules. You can take ideas from all cultures, all civilisations. You will never be stuck for ideas if you mine the riches of what has gone before and then turn it into something new.
Artists who work on this scale have a workshop, assistants, other craftspeople who turn their ideas into reality. Does this make them any less of an artist?
I don’t think so. Because this scale of creative ambition is way beyond one person to create in a lifetime.
Do we ask architects to build their own structures? Or expect chefs to cook every dish?
Be a creator of timeless art.