Choices and decisionmaking in a creative process.

Visual art and literature are not only about technique, talent, style, and intuition, but also largely about choices and decisionmaking throughout every stage of the creative process — both that which is planned, and that which may seem to be “accidental”. Deconstruction/reconstruction, changing gears, and knowing when to stop revising are also important aspects of the artistic production process. Here are two interesting articles related to this issue:

Three Abstract Artists: Ellsworth Kelly, Jenny Nelson and Melinda Stickney-Gibson

Writing Poetry: Four Drafts and a Look at Process, by Forrest D. Poston

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