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January 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Analog Process, Art, Comments on Process

Okay, the holiday season is over, I’ve become accustom to the sleeping patterns of a newborn and I have just finished up on two freelance projects, which should lead to a return of activity here.

After the TwitterFace project is complete, I’m thinking about going analog on the next project. I have recently obtained a high def camcorder and a table saw, both tools could allow for a new medium on JacobMake and I’m looking for projects that could incorporate them. (No I’m not going to saw up my camera.) Is it wrong to get inspired by the tool or process? I ran across an interesting quote by Chuck Close the other day that I found, well….uninsipiring;

Inspiration is for amatuers. I just get to work.

and

What I found that one of the nice things [about] working incrementally is that I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every single day. Today I did what I did. You can pick it up and put it down. I don’t have to wait for inspiration. There are no good days or bad days. Every day essentially builds positively on what I did the day before. … Given my nature, I believe it was very good for me to be able to add to what I already had and slowly construct the final image out of these little building blocks.

This raises a great question about process. Chuck managed to get past the blank canvas block by working incrementally. His process freed him of too much thought. I love Chuck’s work, but technically isn’t this kind of repetitive mechanical “work” more suited for craft?

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