_Idea Series.... 2007
"idea" behind this series was to visually chart the creative process as
it happens in my mind. While speaking with other artists I found that
this process turns out to be virtually the same for most of us.
Although not surprising, it is worth mentioning that the process that I
took to make this series paralleled the very idea that I am trying to
convey. What you see below was completely done on Adobe Photoshop CS2.
The images were then printed onto canvas at 30" by 30", stretched onto
frames and embellished with additional collage, gold, silver, copper
leaf, and paint. The piece is intended to be read in a full circle
starting with "Idea birth".
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This piece , as the title suggests, explores the idea's explosion and the chaos associated with its initial conception and development. In the case of this series, the girl in the dress represents the "idea"
This piece represents the obsession of the idea in the process. This is when so much time is spent thinking of none other than the idea and the numerous variations that it can take on.
Nearly every idea evolves to the point when the variations are so numerous that the initial idea becomes blurred. At this point the realization is that the base idea has migrated so far from the original that it is not worth, or even possible, to explore further and the idea is discarded from furthur thought. Thus "dies".
This piece represents the original idea and all of its variations that were discarded are still present in the back of my mind and will at some time or another be reborn. This rebirth is usually not as originally conceived, but as a component part of another thought or experience.