PRIVATE VIEW EPISODE 10 - CREATIVE PROCESS 1

Developing and following a creative process is important to the work we do as artists. The process I follow gives structure and support to the work I create.

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Being an artist and making art is rarely about creating something simply for the sake of creating. We usually have a message or experience we want to convey through our work. Using a good creative process can help and enhance our efforts.

In my creative work, I’m trying to breach the barrier between two different worlds: the physical world that we “know” and experience with our five senses, and the inner world that we pay less attention to. This inner world is made up of “invisible” magic or spirituality, sensitivity, and emotion.

The creative process I use is made up of phases, which gives structure and support to the work I create. Through the process of gathering ideas, reflecting on and refining them, and then finally acting on those ideas, I am able to create a body of work that makes sense and conveys the message I want to send to my audience.

 
Scratching and destroying the photographic image as past of my process and statement

Scratching and destroying the photographic image as past of my process and statement

Another kind of razor blade used on a portrait

Another kind of razor blade used on a portrait

Detail of the scratched photograph

Detail of the scratched photograph

I work on these images on the floor. This process is pretty dirty and hands on.

I work on these images on the floor. This process is pretty dirty and hands on.

This is the final result after the image is processed through various steps from the initial photo shoot.

This is the final result after the image is processed through various steps from the initial photo shoot.

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Mauren Brodbeck