The Creative Process
When I start a new series I usually work in four steps:
- The thought (what will I say)
- The basic visual ideas (photos, self made or researched in the Internet)
- Studies: First drawings and the translation to my abstract language (studies on paper or small pieces of canvas)
To show how I put these steps into practice, I will use the example „Escape” from my recent cycle ANHELO .
Step 1: The thought
One facet of ANHELO (Yearning) is the negation of the Here and Know. It is a kind of escape from reality. You want to flee, your thoughts fly away – back to the past or forward to the future … At the end you are landing in feelings like sadness, because the past is gone, or fear of that what will come.
Step 2: The basic visual idea (Someone who flees)
Considering the current political situation of the refugees from the Middle East our mind is full of dramatic pictures … But my focus is not political and for this it was not easy to find a pattern for my first visual studies …