Friday, May 8, 2009

Creative Process

I have recently been reading and thoroughly enjoying a book entitled INSPIRATION Tricia Guild. She is a British designer who has created fabrics, wall papers, and furnishings since 1970. The book is a glimpse into what inspires her creative process. For many years I have been collecting images from magazines, books, packaging, cards...all sorts of things, as Tricia Guild puts it "waiting to connect in some of these images will come into my head, an idea for a design." It's spontaneous and often how inspiration works for me. The photographs in the book are spectacular!!
A particular artist she shares with us is Marc Quinn, also British, born in the mid 60's. The image I have included here...yes, I know it is sideways and no matter how I have tried to correct this, it has a mind of its own...please turn your head sideways to view! a piece he entitles Garden, 2000. What is totally fascinating about this work is that it is a whole garden full of plants which could never grow together kept in cryogenic suspension in a glass case...a frozen garden!! Wow!


Anonymous said...

Look at you, Terry, with this wonderful blog spot!
It is very beautiful, well designed and interesting! I love the personal commentaries and photos and I would love to see more of your work on it, too
Have fun and great success!

Jennifer Kincaid said...

Whoops! I didn't mean to be anonymous in the previous comment. I hope this is right. Jennifer

Terry Shipley said...

Thanks sooo much. I'm so delighted you like the blog spot. Of course I did begin this to share work, but I couldn't resist these other items!!

Terry Shipley said...

Thank you all for your encouraging and lovey comments! I think we'll have a lot of fun. I just realized I could respond back to your remarks! What a knucklehead!!