Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Embracing Process

Sometimes I really have to remind myself that I'm not in a race, that I don't have to rush onto the next project.
My internet was down for a couple of days and I had no access to bbc radio,  we don't have tv, so it was quiet around here.  I rather enjoyed the solitude in my studio. I did watch a couple of old Bette Davis movies on DVD, and sketch out ideas for a piece, AND play in my sketchbook.  I remind myself that the process of playtime in my sketchbook is important. That breathing space between projects gives ideas time to mature and grow.
I didn't know there was such a term as process art, did you? "the 'process' in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, and patterning."  
The Guggenheim describes it as art that "emphasizes the "process" of making art, (rather than any predetermined composition or plan) and the concepts of change and transience. 
non dominant hand drawing
I am going to have to ponder this one as there is a piece I want to do that addresses such an issue.


deb said...

Hi!! as usual looks as if you have been very busy - I love it when I have time to stop by and catch up on all the quirky wonderful here! Off to listen to the radio spot - but wanted to say hello first. Hope you have a happy holiday.

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh I wish I was that busy, no I have been sluggish arg!!!!!!!!!! Hey have a SUPER holiday and thanks for stopping by.

Sheree Rensel said...

PROCESS art. I know it well. In fact, I am still in its strong embrace. The telling of this art form/philosophy was all the rage when I was in grad school. If you look at the list of artists mentioned, they were all touted as kings and queens back in that day.

I am thoroughly a process artist. However, this has its drawbacks. It has made it hard for me to care about art sales. I don't really care about judging the work of my students because I see art as a process, not a product. I have tried to change my tune about all this. It is coming along, but process will always be in my heart.