The transformative process of both individual works well under way at this stage. The delicate process of allowing total spontaneity over the need to control can be a damning one. The moment conscious consideration is exercised can be the moment the creative process shifts down a gear. Ultimately as the work is intentionally brought to a conclusion initial streams of fluidity can be lost. The purity of the work can become contrived within this process, indeed the ‘life’ of the work begins to die. To surmise, the creative process is a fleeting one, the moment attempts to encapsulate the work in time are carried out is the moment the work is effectively entombed. The work ceases to interrelate to the practitioner, it ceases to speak fluidly as the practitioner acknowledges its closure in the form of a ‘product’.
It is this very element of the creative process the practitioner aught be skilful in negotiating. When do we stop, when is a work finished, when do we continue to raise the work from this dying process. Indeed, is this dying process the very essence of the creative act. Aught we develop the skill in acknowledging this dying process and utilising it as mirror for advancement, to enable relinquishment of control. How do we best break free of the concern for ‘end results’ in order to embrace the infinitesimal degree to which we could continue the work without concern for conclusion. It would seem to me the very notion of bringing a work of art to a conclusion is paradoxical to the very nature of the true creative act. Is our need for creative attainment actually a dangerous one and how best do we overcome this while remaining motivated.
Fear and ego alone stand in our way in this sense. Embracing chaos and death is our greatest ally in a purer artistic pursuit and a greater understanding of self… The very part of the creative process we aught attain to.