For the artist, the process of making a finished work is often mired in decision making, and the reconciling of it with the core ideas. Personally I let pieces tell me what they're about, and I'm always listening to that. I also push the possibility of something being generative, such that the parent ideas can keep making offspring.
Connecting finished pieces with existing series of works also brings cohesion to a body of work, as well as the use of titles to punctuate them. I should not care less about tradition or what art or music should be in relation to the expectation of its appearance, imputed meanings or genre labels.
January 31, 2015