The next question is about creative process. In most artist statements I say that engaging the
creative process is my focus. But what is the creative process? By itself creativity is free thinking; it ignores
convention. When engaged in creative thinking all is possible. In its purest form creativity is a quality or
state of being, not an act. It is also a practice, as meditation or exercise or any daily discipline that
maintains the focus or mental state we desire. It is also an adjective, as in creative problem solving or
creative thinking or creative solutions. Creativity itself then is only a feeling or mental state we
experience. It could be considered an altered state of consciousness. Once one starts to use the quality,
or state, of creativity for something like designing or solving art choices it ceases being the pure state
of creativity and becomes something like problem solving in a creative manner.
So when I want to engage the creative process perhaps I simply want to experience a particular state of mind,
the creative consciousness.