How I got to NOW…

I am interested in process, especially my creative thought process.

I always feel I over think and usually about the wrong thing, although connect to my initial thought. Like on a pond, I skim across from idea to idea but was never able or aware of how to go deeper, underneath the service. Leaving me feeling I’m working at a superficial level, which is reflected in my work.

Exploring my process on the MA, not through the subject but through the “doing”. I started to see creativity as a meditative practise, intuitive and automatic (which relates and is associated with the right side of the brain functions). That it needed to be balanced with logic and structure for input and understanding. To push forward, like steps, guiding creativity to help it reach its full potential.

MA Final Moduel, Clay sculpture and Book 2009
Clay sculpture (right side of the brain) automatic process in logical structure to be appreciated. Book (left side of the brain) puts the art work in a lgocal structure to be understood.

 

right side
left side
left side
Book for MA module 2008
Book showing process used to create sculptures, testing exiting structures against my belief about writing as part of the automatic process, now have a better understanding about balance and how to use words as concepts for guides.

Now I have a better understanding of my process, that I need to guide (even with single words that reflects concepts) to act as focus for my awareness, allowing it to play but being pushed forward for learning and self-development. I am going back to basics and learning to draw in a way that feels natural for me; learning to draw through learning to see.

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