Articles and Essays

Articles and Essays

On Process

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.

Lee Barry
January 31, 2015