“Every process involved in producing an artistic work
should be an expression of your soul”
Steve Parish – photographer, naturalist
The culmination of the inspiration, the quest and the struggle leads to the most enthralling phase of all – the production. Problems of emotion, aesthetics and form are resolved in meeting the great challenge to produce what began as an outpouring from the heart and imagination.
The production is motivated by passion, designed through experimental play, evaluated by experience and then driven to a final resolution by a commitment to the creative self.
Each production – be it writing a music score, planting a garden bed, sewing a needlepoint sampler, arranging furniture in the office – has similar elements requiring imagination and practical skills. Each has stages when problems will need to be solved reflecting your truth.
The camera, the brush, the musical instrument, the pen or the computer should not drive this production: they are only the tools for an expression of your soul.
Above: Monsoonal rain fill the lily pads across Australia’s wetlands with crystal clear water and each pad, in its own way, presents an inspiring new design.
Below: Designed by nature
Essays from Chapter 4 The Production
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