5/29/18

I find that my process of working errs farther on the side of chasing after ideas than may be healthy for my practice. I often try to find the threads of content from my main body of work, and as a result I become less sensitive to what a location or landscape wants to say outside of that content. I often realize the work I should have done after the fact, or that what I've done was barely scratching the surface of what potential existed there. Anxious to begin work, I resort back to what is safe or known in my practice, rather than letting my surroundings breathe and speak. This reflection functions both in response to Faith's questions, regarding how inspiration comes to a person, and today's reading by Dean Rader Reading the Rural. His methods provide a good tool set for distilling the information in a place, and avoiding placing your own personal narrative upon first impressions. This framework gives me good exercises for breaking out of my temptations over the coming days.

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