I was talking to one of our friends (Jennifer) about making art and she asked me how I come up with the ideas for my sculptures.
Ideas … take time. They don’t just arrive fully formed no more than a human being shows up fully formed. You have to work with an idea, nurture it.
I just heard a podcast where a woman was discussing string as a metaphor for an idea. I forget exactly what she said but, I get it. Sometimes you pull on a string and like what’s at the end. Sometimes you don’t like it.
Art’s like that; you try different stuff.
Some things work …. End of string = GOOD!
Some things suck … End of string = NOT GOOD!
Sometimes the string is short, as in, 2 minutes short. Sometimes you are “pulling” for years.
I know there is a connection to Seth Godin’s concept of “The Dip” but … I’ll work that out in the next post.