Structure and Discipline

16 Feb

I prefer lack of structure… let’s me get away with a lot. But, when I have a deadline, I have to get creative whether I feel like it or not. I acknowledge that as just the price of being professional in how I approach the work. I don’t always like it, but that’s the price. Yeah…structure stinks, but it is also what pays my bills and gets the next job.

When I am working, I am focused on communicating with the observer, whether that is the end client, a gallery visitor or the people simply passing by one of my pieces. So the very process of thinking about that person who will see my work…. and I won’t be there to explain anything…. requires that I become a storyteller and my sculpture is the narrative that people will “hear” and the story must stand on it’s own merit.

That process exercises my communicator muscles because I’m focused on meaning, symbolism, purpose…. the “heart” of a piece.


Posted by on February 16, 2012 in The Creative Life


2 responses to “Structure and Discipline

  1. Ron Nees

    March 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Love your site.

    You have always had such a wonderful way of putting your thoughts, feelings, and passions into both words and art.

    You are, and always have been, a great communicator and I am proud to be part of your circle.

    I will be following your pursuits with great personal interest.

    Ron Nees

  2. scottstearmanstudio

    March 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I learned a lot about this from you, Ron.


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