1.19.2011

Scratching


I've been doing what Twyla Tharp (in her book "The Creative Habit") calls scratching. Tharp suggests this form of investigation as important food for anyone at the beginning of a new creative endeavor. I became interested in the work of Judy Pfaff after watching an Art21 documentary on her. The above photos are of one of her installations and a drawing piece. The thing I admire most about Pfaff is her unified voice across her wide use of many mediums. She creates installations that look like drawings, and drawings that look like installations. Since my biggest focusing goal for this year is to be more "all of a piece", I think I can learn from looking at Pfaff's work.

4 comments:

Sophie Truong said...

cool..

Ludid said...

i love the gathering that goes on in this part of the creative process. it's nice to have a journal nearby to take notes and catalog what we gather. enjoy it.

Kathryn said...

I love the piece on the bottom, simply stunning. Makes you want to go back to the drawing board and push out more complex ideas. Thanks for reminding me to look at her work again.

RC Reese said...

very nice, I love Judy's work too...I'll have to watch that Art21
documentary... I saw a documentary on Walton Ford there that I LOVED! I find him amazing too! Thanks for sharing her work.

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