It happens in obscurity. Slowly, diligently chipping away at the block of marble before you. No-one sees what you see. Hidden within this lump of stone exists a masterpiece ready to be revealed.
It is in the stillness that you chip away at your own mastery. Over time you reveal glimpses of what you see hidden within. An elbow, a hand, an arm, each time the revelation grows. Still in part and disconnected. Hardly a masterpiece.
After adequate time has passed, the vision in your block is ready for its promotion to the main stage. Will we see David or just a smaller, randomly etched block with no discernable features?