For art’s sake

This blog is essentially a personal journey of discovery, a scrapbook where I file my thoughts, feelings and contemplations on the reasons for and process of artmaking. It’s also my sketchbook for work in progress and experimentation. I hope that letting others into this journey will firstly provide opportunities for interactions that contribute to this journey, and will also provide inspiration and encouragement to others on similar journeys.

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we make because we are constantly trying to pull Order from Chaos

Sean Tucker, The Meaning in the Making

Street vision validation

Newly inspired, I took my camera into the streets for the first time with a new perspective, free to follow my own vision of creating visual design from the environment. Some of the images resonate with what I was trying to do, and that feels good because they were made with a clear intention in mind.

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Start Ugly – David DuChemin

Beginnings are hard. The first steps of a creative project are full of uncertainties and fear that can stop you from starting at all. If they’re allowed to breed, these fears can leave you lost in a creative desert, not knowing which way to turn to reach civilization. In his latest book, David DuChemin attempts to crush these fears with a simple mantra: Start Ugly.

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