Artist Stephen C. Layne comments on some of his creative thinking and process:
“There is something so unexpected when seeing a picture of a piece of your work. It’s similar to my first gallery opening.
“A picture can’t change just as a piece can no longer be altered once it is in public, untouchable on a pedestal, naked to the world.
“It seems that only then, does the artist actually get to see what they were doing all along.
“Enough of these experiences began to revolutionize the way I begin now.
“Now I spend my finest energy on imagination. I imagine a new piece until it is beaming in my heart and mind and I hold fast to that emotional conviction.
“I often say that it’s about state of mind. What I mean is that once imagination has taken hold, it has to be trusted, it has to be given complete faith. To turn away from it and to engage my own petty volition is perilous.
“Once there is belief, you have to also believe that it is best left to carry itself out. The finer capabilities need no tending to.”
Stephen C. Layne, sculptor, designer and figure modeling instructor.
Quotation provided by the artist.
Photo: his sculpture: “Water” – outdoor suspended installation, Old City Philadelphia.
See his Facebook page.
Article publié pour la première fois le 03/04/2015