THE MAKING OF AN EMERGING ARTIST

 

FROM THE RODNEY CHANG'S ART JOURNAL, JUNE 19, 1984

 

1. Liberal Arts education; technical field outside art education (dentistry)

2. Introduction to Art History

3. Studio Time - practice in technique of various media

4. Personal life experiences

a. stages of life; youth, maturity, aging

b. development of personality, ego

c. development of personal philosophy

d. develop of belief and vlaues systems, attitudinal formation

5. Experimentation - methodology

6. Creativity expansion, intuition and inventivity potential development

7. Social communication, support, relationships - real world marketing and financing

8. Artistic communication, information and respect/support of/from fellow artists

9. Cultural experiences

a. primary culture

b. secondary cultures (subcultural)

c. cross-cultural - travel

10. Trial and Error Experimentation with ideas, material (matter, media) and reactions (personal, public, emotional)

11. Artistic Development

a. with media

b. with concepts

c. serial visual development through experimentation in the studio

d. life experiences, including trauma, insights, inspiration

12. Relevance and Significance of the works

a. historically

b. contemporary contribution

c. socially/politically/culturally

13. Refinement and Selectivity

a. editing own work - techniques, details, ideas expanded or eliminated

b. emerging style and visual statements as identified as established artist

14. Intergration and Synthesis

a. of accumulate work of the individual artist

b. with universal past, present and future art works and life process and evolution

c. personal inner and aesthetic nirvana and wholeness (including health)

d. with other artist pioneers and greats internationally