In our recent unit, we’ve looked at various SCAD students process books to better assess and analyze our own personal process. I was particularly drawn to the process book by Jane A. Dorn. What initially drew me in was the organic way in which she dealt with the process, in other words, a large amount of handwriting and organic connections.
I’ve been finding that my methodology is more than ever incorporating that aspect, though I’m keenly aware that my handwriting isn’t as legible as Jane’s, but then it’s really all about me at that point. I will admit there have been times where I’ve wondered, what the hell did I write? But i digress.
The fact that Dorn uses the process as a constantly changing and morphing document is something I’ve been working to incorporate into my process….that the document is alive and must constantly be reflected upon and assessed. I feel like we always need to return back to the source, if only for additional inspiration and checking in, though we can always gleen something new with each new look.
Thanks for this class and it’s tandem, i’ve really been exploring the idea of more incubation and gestation. I’ve quickly come to realize this makes my work much stronger in the end.