Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Moment of Creative Inspiration

I took the weekend to sit down and catch up on those things that we all tend to forget about. My Biography, Curriculum vitae and Grant writing. While I was searching for my originals I came across this quote that was given to my ceramics class at Beal Art. This always get my gears turning.

      "Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery--celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: "Its not where you take things from-- its where you take them to."      -Jim Jarmusch

This is a jug that I dreamt about then when I made the original, one of my professors asked where the spout was, my quick reply was "jugs don't need spouts" and I quickly pointed to one of his whisky jugs that didn't have one....he came back an hour later and told me that I was going to put a spout on it, and he showed me how to make one like this. Cut out a circle clean it up and cut a "U" shape on the main body, attach and let dry.  

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