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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Curiosity

Integrity, honesty, confidence and dedication are all great qualities. However, it’s curiosity that I feel is the most important quality for an artist. What if -- ? That question alone will take you so many different directions. It’s curiosity that leads to learning something new. It leads to discovery and growth. It leads me to my creative universe. Without curiosity, I wouldn’t push so hard. I wouldn’t question what I’m doing or analyze the world around me. Olivia
Olivia

I remember long ago, sitting in the kitchen when I was about 8 years old. My dad was taking apart a cardboard box that some product he had bought came in.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

“I’m taking it apart to see how it was made,” he said.

“Why?” I asked.

He looked puzzled at me and said, “Aren’t you curious about how stuff is made?” I really hadn’t thought about it before. I wasn’t really conscious of my curiosity. Sequence Poster
Sequence Poster
Now I look at a photo and analyze the lighting and the composition. I take it apart and look at how it was made. For a visual person, reverse engineering is a wonderful way to learn something new or take your work in a new direction. I look at inspirational images and wonder, how did they do that? How can I apply this to my work? Star Trails
Star Trails

I love it when I get bored. I start to look for things to take apart and see how they are made. Sometimes it leads me to new places. Sometimes I end up at the same place but with a better understanding and a new point of view.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marta said...

Your curiosity is leading to fantastic photos! Your art just keeps getting better and better!!!

22 October 2013 at 14:09  

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