Guided By the Process
Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. ~Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland
This describes eloquently how I approach my art. I don’t start out with an idea of where I want to go. I want to be guided by the process itself.
Or as I said in a previous post about painting . . .
“It feels like a risky way to paint — like driving fast without a road map, but still relying on a general sense of direction born of years of experience. Still, it’s possible to take a completely wrong road and the painting is lost in an instant. White knuckle painting.”
How about you?