creative or artistic work plays on the element of surprise, the thrill of the reveal.
Good design explains itself, sometimes in different ways to different viewers and sometimes universally.
It can be quite difficult to suck up ones sense of ego and reveal their creative process. After all, as someone that builds something from nothing, the process by which the something is conceived feels necessarily private and foreign to passers by. Criticism of the process feels much more invasive than a negative or positive reaction to the final product. The ends of an artistic pursuit is precious to the designer as its impact as an image or object in its complete form lies at paramount importance. Questioning of the means can halt progress at its start and stunt the growth of creative expansion.
The creative thinker needs a space of their own; an opportunity to build suspense and excitement in the whole of a completed work.
~ Friday, July 26 ~
Unfortunately I am a completely impractical person.
Things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.